Dorset Breast Screening Unit
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 96,000 women in
the county as part of the National Health Service Breast Screening
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
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