How do I make an appointment for breast care photography?
Usually, the breast care clinical team at Kingston Hospital will refer you to the medical photography service. In most cases, they will also give you a written request form to pass on to the photographer when you arrive for your appointment.
Once you have been referred, you can make an appointment by phoning medical photography directly (see Contacts section). When you call, ask for an appointment for the breast photography service.
What happens during my appointment?
The session takes about 10 to 15 minutes.
Before photos are taken of your body, a member of the clinical team or the photographer will ask you to sign a written consent form. This gives Kingston Hospital permission to take and store your medical images.
The illustration shows the series of photos necessary for breast views. You will have to undress enough to expose your chest area for these images. Your facial features will not be included.
Do notwear jewellery (including a watch) during your appointment so that the photographer can take clear images.
Can I take someone with me?
Kingston Hospital has one medical photographer, who is male.
Some patients may want to take a chaperone (someone who can stay with them while the photographs are taken).
If you want a chaperone, bring someone with you to the appointment.
If you are unable to bring someone with you, let the photographer know when you book your appointment. They will be able to arrange for a female chaperone to be present when you have your photos taken.
Medical Photography, Princess Alexandra Wing (Dental), Monday to Friday, 9 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 4.45 pm
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Please contact the Patient Experience Team on 020 8934 3850 if you need this information in a different format.
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