Your Assessment Team
At the assessment clinic, you’ll meet the team of assessment specialists who will support you during your assessment, such as nurses, radiographers and radiologists.
At the assessment clinic, you’ll meet the team of assessment specialists who will support you during your assessment.
These highly-trained professionals will be on-hand to talk you through the tests you may need as part of your assessment, and are always happy to answer any questions you may have to help you understand each procedure.
Meet the Team
The skilled specialists taking care of your assessment can include:
Nurse or Counsellor
The nurse or counsellor will help you to understand all the information you are told about your assessment. She’ll be there to support you before, during and after your assessment, whether for a friendly chat or to discuss any concerns you may have.
The radiographer is a specialist in breast imaging. She will take additional x-rays of your breast(s) during your assessment appointment.
The sonographer is a specialist in breast ultrasound who may perform an ultrasound of your breast(s) during your assessment appointment.
The radiologist is a specialist doctor who will look at the x-rays of your breasts. The radiologist may also perform an ultrasound or other tests (such as a needle biopsy) if these are required.
The surgeon is a specialist doctor who may perform a clinical examination of your breasts.
The breast physician specialises in breast health – they may perform an ultrasound, clinical examination, or other tests if needed.
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