October 2018 – Prone Table

Prone Table

The prone table machine

The Hertfordshire Breast Unit Appeal is proud to have raised £150,000 in just 12 months to fund a Prone Table for the new QE11 Hospital,

The prone table is an upgrade on a piece of equipment that was bought in 2006.

Made in the USA, it is the most advanced piece of equipment of its kind and allows doctors to see 3D images of biopsies that can be performed while patients are lying down.

A spokesperson for the East and North Herts NHS Trust explained: “A prone table makes it easier for clinical staff to perform a biopsy, and we are able to offer a quicker and more comfortable experience for our patients.

“Patients are able to lie down on the table, which means the procedure is shielded from their view and they feel more relaxed.”