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Galway Breastcheck install their new Hologic Affirm Prone table

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BreastCheck is an Irish Government-funded programme providing free national breast screening to eligible women, on an area by area basis, every two years, using a combination of static units and mobile units. Women age 50-64 were eligible since the commencement of the programme in 1997. BreastCheck is now extending the age range eligibility and in time, the programme will be available to all women aged 50 to 69.

The Breastcheck Western Unit in Galway installed three Hologic Selenia Dimensions 8000 Mammography system from Hospital Services about two years ago, and have never looked back. The systems have been a huge success utilising the advanced features such as Tomography, C-View synthesized 2D images and Tomo Biopsy.

The Breastcheck Western Unit in Galway have now install the latest Affirm Prone Biopsy table.

Dr Catherine Glynn, consultant radiologist at the Galway Breastcheck Unit commented: We have recently installed the new Affirm Prone Biopsy table as a replacement for our previous prone table. The addition of the facility of  tomosynthesis for prone biopsies and also the lateral arm facility on the prone table are very useful additions to the Unit and will facilitate our ability to work up and biopsy lesions, such as, for example, calcifications in very thin breasts, which previously would have been more challenging to biopsy stereotactically. The layout and technical features of the table are are user friendly and straightforward.


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Michael Leonard TM Hospital Services Ltd

Liya Phiri – Radiographer

Lucie Barry – Radiographer

Preetha Gopinathan – Radiographer

Mary Fitzgerald – Deputy Radiology Services Manager


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Dr Catherine Glynn – Consultant Radiologist

Dr Aideen Larke – Consultant Radiologist – Clinical Lead

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