Breast Cancer Ultrasound Testing

See a consultant breast radiologist in a relaxed setting

At MUMS ( Midlands Ultrasound and Medical Services ) we offer appointments and investigations to include:  

Mr Seni Mylvaganam,  MUMS Consultant Breast Surgeon offers consultations where a full examination, history and diagnostic choice takes place. Breast Ultrasound Scanning/Biopsies/Aspirations can be performed at MUMS following consultation with Mr Seni and in most cases – on the same day of the consultation.See a consultant breast radiologist in a relaxed setting

Ultrasound scan of your breast

An ultrasound scan uses sound waves to give a picture of breast tissue. Ultrasound gel will be applied to your skin and a probe is passed over your breast to produce a picture on a screen. This is the same technique used during pregnancy to look at a baby in the womb.

Core Biopsy

If you need to have a core biopsy, then MUMS offer this service. Our Consultant Radiologist will perform this under ultrasound guided assistance. The Breast Surgeon will decide if this diagnostic test is required. This procedure will involve the Radiologist inserting a needle into your breast to take a tissue sample. Local anaesthetic is used to numb the area.

We are a consultant led private clinic that specialise in ultrasound scanning, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of symptoms and ailments.

Breast Ultrasound 

Breast Ultrasound Scans/Breast Biopsies/Breast Lump Aspirations - are only available after an initial consultation with MUMS Consultant Breast Surgeon Mr Seni Mylvaganam – to ensure this is the most appropriate diagnostic for you.

Ultrasound Scan Breast  (Unilateral) £185.00

This scan looks at the areas where women feel lumps and is targeted to the area of concern. It does not require any preparation and is not painful unless the breast is very sensitive. Unilateral is one breast only.

Ultrasound Scan Breast  (Bilateral ) £225.00

This scan would look at the whole breasts for reassurance to exclude any concerning lesions. This does not require any preparation and is not painful unless the breasts are very sensitive. Bilateral is both breasts. 

Ultrasound Axilla – (Unilateral) £185.00

This scan looks at the lymph nodes in one of the armpits to see if there are any abnormalities. This scan is performed if there is a lump in the area or if there is a suspected cancer in the same breast.

Ultrasound Axilla – (Bilateral) £225.00

This scan looks at the lymph nodes in both of the armpit to see if there are any abnormalities. This scan is performed if there is a lump in the area or if there is a suspected cancer in the same breast.

Ultrasound Scan and Fine Needle Aspiration ( FNA ) Unilateral £300.00

This can be performed if there is a cyst that needs aspirating or if there is a lump that needs investigation in one of the breasts. It is performed under local anaesthetic. Is not a very painful procedure and has very few complications. If the sample is sent to the lab for assessment the results might take a few weeks. Bilateral costs £600.00. MUMS Consultant radiologist will use a fine needle under ultrasound guided assistance. The sample – often referred to as cytology is sent to our partner laboratory for pathology analysis.

MUMS Consultant Radiologist will make you feel comfortable. You will be asked to lie down whilst the ultrasound scan and the sample taking is performed. The needle will be inserted into your breast to enable the consultant radiologist to obtain a sample of breast fluid which contains cells that our pathologist will analyse and report to us.

Ultrasound Scan and Core Biopsy Unilateral £350.00

A core biopsy of the unilateral breast (one breast only) is a test which involves taking a small sample of tissue from an abnormal area in the breast. Ultrasound scan and core biopsy of both breasts costs £700.00
If the abnormality can be easily felt, the core biopsy will be performed in the clinic by Dr Carillo. If the abnormality is not easily felt, Dr Carillo will use an ultrasound scan to guide her to the abnormality. 
The biopsy itself doesn’t take very long to perform and usually the whole process is finished in 15 to 20 minutes.
After cleaning the skin, the area is numbed using a local anaesthetic, which may sting briefly. A small cut may be made in the skin to assist in placing the biopsy needle close to the abnormality. The needle is attached to a small device which quickly fires the needle into the abnormality taking a narrow tubular core of tissue. The device makes a loud clicking noise (we will let you hear the noise first, so it does not take you by surprise). This process may be repeated several times to ensure an adequate sample is obtained. You may feel a slight discomfort and a sensation of pressure for a short time.

The tissue sample will then be sent to our partner laboratory and analysed by an experienced pathologist who will be able to make a diagnosis by studying the sample under a microscope.
You will be able to go home after the procedure and return to normal activities the next day.

The cost of tissue laboratory analysis is £220.00