Diagnosis

What happens if a lump is found in your breast? What are the next steps if an examination detects something suspicious? Women with suspected breast cancer want the situation clarified as soon as possible. The Breast Care Centre team looks after patients and provides essential support at every stage of treatment.

  

Diagnostic radiology

The first important diagnostic step is to produce an X-ray image of your breast, known as a mammogram. This is performed by specialised radiologists and medical-technical radiology assistants (MTRAs). Early detection of breast cancer benefits from state-of-the-art technology: the Breast Care Centre uses digital mammography equipment including tomosynthesis (3D imaging with high-resolution layered images from different angles), ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast. You can also bring along test results from another hospital or clinic for us to give a second opinion.

Benign or malignant? If abnormalities are detected during the breast examination, the findings are analysed by taking a tissue sample (biopsy). These samples can be taken with incredible precision, guided by mammography, ultrasound or MRI imaging. It then only takes a few days before the results are available to you and the doctor treating you.

Contact for diagnostic radiology:
Director: Dr Sophie Dellas
by appointment
Monday to Friday, 8.00-12.00 and 13.00-17.00
Tel. +41 61 265 91 50