We are a center for breast imaging (senology) and we carry out tests both for SCREENING and DIAGNOSIS.
There are currently two types of screening tests :
The individual screening combines history taking, a physical examination, a mammography, and if needed (based on the results of the mammography), an ultrasound.
The Mammotest is offered solely to women aged 50 to 69 and is organized by the ministry of health. This free test consists of a standardized mammography that is subjected to quality control and double reading in an independent center. This test does not include a medical consultation. Our center is certified to carry out Mammotests and is equipped to comply with the screening program. The results are sent to the patient’s physician after double reading.
To diagnose breast diseases we use both mammography and ultrasound. According to our findings we perform biopsies with mammography (“stereotactic” biopsies or under tomosynthesis) or with ultrasound (ultrasound biopsies).
There are three types of biopsy: fine-needle aspiration, thru-cut, and core-needle biopsy with aspiration.
The biopsies are sent to the CUREPATH laboratory and analyzed by pathologists who are experts in breast pathology. We also perform ductographies.
The center is equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology, with a fully digital mammography system SIEMENS’ MAMMOMAT REVELATION and a latest generation ultrasound system SIEMENS’ ACUSON SÉQUOIA. The center also has high definition screens and an archiving system allowing us to keep all records of tests performed at the center and thus facilitating crosschecking with previous tests. This equipment is in compliance with the European quality standards as well as with the Belgian federal screening program.
Our equipment is subjected to biannual quality inspections by agents accredited with the ministry of health. Moreover, the center performs internal quality control testing to ensure consistent equipment performance.
The report of each examination (except for mammotest) is sent to the requesting physician electronically via his patient file software via the eHealthBox and the RSB – Réseau Santé Bruxellois.
A postal report remains sent to the referring physician who have made the request.
The images and the report of each examination carried out at the Senology Center of Pesage are available on our imaging distribution portal Connect® by Intuitim at the address https://www.senologie-pesage.be.
At the end of the visit, each patient receives a 10-digit code which, along with their date of birth, allows them to access the images and the report on our website: https://www.senologie- pesage.be (click on “access to images” at the top of the home page).
In the event of an unusual situation, the doctor always contacts the general practitioner or the gynecologist to ensure fast and seamless communication.