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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri


Your appointment

Our location

We are in Le Quesne Unit at the General Hospital. Go to the lifts near the main Parade entrance and follow the signs for Le Quesne Unit.

What to expect during your appointment

The radiographer or assistant practitioner will ask you questions about your breast history. Let us know if you have breast implants. 2 or more pictures are taken of each breast, which takes about 10 minutes. To get clear pictures, the breast is gently compressed onto the x-ray detector. You may experience a little discomfort. The compression is completely harmless to the breast and only lasts a few seconds. Sometimes, a patient may need an ultrasound scan as well as an x-ray. You can see how we do this on the video below. 


Breast screening in Jersey

We offer breast screening to all women aged between 50 and 69. Find out more information about the breast screening​ programme.

Radiation safety

X-rays are a form of ionising radiation and have enough energy to cause damage to cells. This can increase the risk of cancer later in life. These risks to health are considered very low. Learn more about radiation safety.

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