• Clinical examination
• Imaging test (digital mammogram, breast ultrasound)
• Diagnosis (Fine Needle Aspiration, core biopsy)
• Written report
Early diagnosis and correct treatment of breast problems requires a well-organized & specialized unit, made up of doctors of various specialties. The Breast Clinic of St Luke’s Hospital meets all the requirements, consisting of specialized doctors and experienced staff of all the specialties involved.
Departments and specializations
Capable of performing all imaging and interventional needs, the Radiology Department is the foundation of the specialist team.
The Radiology Department has a modern digital mammogram, with the possibility of 3D Digital Mammography (Tomosynthesis). According to the Hospital’s experts,
“With 3D Tomosynthesis, imaging of the breast is done with greater precision, higher sensitivity and lower radiation doses.”
There is also the possibility of a Breast MRI or X-ray, where the check can be completed with other tests that sometimes accompany the breast check. Finally, the two new ultrasound machines serve a large number of women every day, who come either for a preventive check-up or to investigate some lump.
There is also the possibility of performing interventional actions, such as:
- Biopsy with a fine needle (FNA)
- Core Biopsy
- Preoperative marking of a non-palpable nodule with a kopans wire guide\
- Placement of markers in preoperative chemotherapy
- Lymph node biopsy
Use of oncoplastic techniques
The use of Oncoplastic Techniques, with or without the participation of a plastic surgeon, is applied at will, so that the correct oncological result is combined with a satisfactory aesthetic result, contributing to the better psychology of the patient, and therefore to a faster and better recovery.
Pathological Oncology Department
Excellent in approach and experienced oncologists, they help patients who are about to undergo chemotherapy, providing the appropriate drugs that the international pharmaceutical quiver has. The staff of the Department, with their special sensitivity and experience, makes sure that the short stay of the patients in the department is as pleasant and calm as possible.
Radiotherapy Department – Department of Nuclear Medicine
In view of the creation of a separate building for the Radiation Therapy Department and the Nuclear Medicine Department, there is excellent cooperation with external partners.
Department of Pathology
Without the experienced pathologists of the hospital, the work of the rest would be very difficult. The Pathology Department actively and directly participates in the treatment of patients, usually determining the continuity of their treatment and offering:
• Quick correspondence and interpretation of results
• Possibility of rapid biopsy
• Performance of all necessary tests.