The Mater Private Specialist Breast Centre offers rapid access to services by a multi-disciplinary team of specialists. This includes specialist breast surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, oncologists,radiation oncologists and breast care nurses. Our radiology professionals are breast imaging specialists and have extensive experience in the National Breast Screening Programme and the Symptomatic Breast Service in the Mater Misericordiae University hospital, and each have years of breast consultant experience. A dedicated breast nurse is also on-site for patients.
This team work together in order to ensure patients and are seen promptly , reducing delay to diagnosis which many patients found added to their understandable anxieties about their symptoms. Their level of experience can have a positive impact on a patients chances of cure and control.
Daily Digital mammography, Ultrasound, Aspiration and Biopsy services available. Where possible all tests will be carried out on one day.
For urgent referrals a dedicated Triple Assessment Clinic service is available.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where To Find The Breast Clinic?
The Specialist Breast Centre is located on the ground floor in the Mater private hospital. Enter through the main entrance and follow signs for the x ray department. If you require assistance please ask at main reception.
How Long Will I Be At The Clinic?
We aim to see all patients promptly although sometimes there maybe unavoidable delays. It is possible you may need to spend 4-5 hours.
What Should I Bring With Me?
Wear comforatble clothes with a separte top and bottom as you will need to take your top and bra off for tests and physical examination. Avoid wearing talcum powder, deodorant or perfume as they may interfere with some tests. You are welcome to bring a relative or friend with you. If you are returning to the clinic we would recommend you bring a friend or relative.
What Happens When I Arrive At The Clinic?
When you check in you will be asked by the receptionist to confirm your personal contact details. You will meet a breastcare nurse who explain the procedures of the day and provide information and support.
Depending on your age and symptoms you may have a mammogram or a breast ultrasound scan. Some people will have both tests preformed.
After a mammogram or ultrasound the doctor may decide to take a sample from the lump, either by a core biopsy or fine needle aspirate.
Getting Results In The Clinic
If you attend the Triple Assement Clinic you will usually get the results of the mammogram and ultrasound the same day. However if you have a core biopsy or fine needle aspiration your results will be discussed at the next Multidisciplinary meeting and an appointment time will be given to you to return for the results. If you have attended for a mammogram only the results will available with your GP after 3 working days. We appreciate this is a stressful time for you and aim to process your test results as quickly as possible.