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Dorset Breast Screening Unit

A breast screening appointmentThe Dorset Breast Screening Unit (DBSU) is run by Poole Hospital, and is responsible for providing a high quality mammographic service for the women of Dorset.

It is responsible for screening approximately 120,000 women in the county as part of the National Health Service Breast Screening Programme.

Some ladies may be screened in the static unit at Poole Hospital but a large part of the screening work is done on mobile units which travel to different sites throughout the county, to enable ladies to be screened near to where they live.

The unit is staffed by a team of dedicated professionals, including radiologists (doctors who specialise in radiological procedures and film reading), radiographers, breast clinicians, breast care nurses, assistants and office personnel. Mobile units are staffed by members of the radiographic team in rotation.

When the time comes for you to be called for screening, you will receive a specific appointment telling you when and where to attend.

Symptomatic mammography is performed in the Ladybird Breast Unit by the same radiographic team. The Ladybird Unit is sited above the Breast Screening Unit.

Please use the links on the left and right of this page to find out more about our breast screening services.

Read about the new mammography unit installed at the hosptial and its benefits to patients


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01202 665511 - select option 2

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Dorset Breast Screening UnitBreast screening unit at Poole Hospital:

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Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Longfleet Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB. Tel: 01202 665511

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