Founded in 1991, 108 X-Ray and Imaging provides an efficient modern and personalised service within a friendly and re-assuring environment. It was originally established to provide diagnostic imaging support to The London Breast Clinic and The Gilmore Groin and Hernia Clinic but the high quality of the radiological team meant that requests were received to provide services to a wider range of referrers.
In addition to rapid diagnostic breast imaging using digital mammography, ultrasound and where appropriate fine needle aspiration cytology or core biopsy we offer a full range of plain film investigations, general ultrasound including abdominal, gynaecological and small part imaging.
Recent improvements to the department include tomosynthesis digital mammography equipment with facilities for stereotactic core biopsy, digitalising plain xray, new and improved ultrasound imaging and vacuum assisted biopsy.
We also work with other local centres for the provision of MRI and nuclear medicine investigations where indicated.
The 108 X-Ray and Imaging team comprises radiologists, radiographers, healthcare assistant and medical secretaries. They provide high quality imaging, reporting with rapid turnaround of reports to referring specialists. All of the clinical staff are members of The London Breast Clinic multi-disciplinary team.
Meet our 108 X-Ray and Imaging Team.
Quality control is very important to us all at 108 X-ray and Imaging. We adhere to a number of quality control measures. These include:
- Comprehensive quality control procedures applied daily to all x-ray equipment in accordance with IR(ME) Regulations.
- Modern, dedicated mammography equipment, maintained in accordance with the strict standards applied by the UK National Breast Screening Programme.
- Compliance with professional guidelines for specialist training and research activities, including recognised external quality assessment schemes, for our team of nationally recognised consultant radiologists.
- Regular audit and discussions, held by our multi-disciplinary teams, reflecting the best practice within NHS National Breast Screening Programme guidelines.
- External audit is undertaken by a Radiation Protection Centre. 2020 RPA Audit Report is attached