Our Specialists

GBC was founded by Lake Imaging in 2009 in recognition of the need for a dedicated breast imaging centre in Geelong.  All members of our specially chosen team are Geelong based and local.  Our specialists are on-site everyday with no services provided remotely.

When you are referred by your doctor to GBC, we aim to complete all your breast imaging needs at the one visit.  Most patients will meet one of our specialists on the day and be given their results.  If you need a procedure or biopsy your results will be available from your doctor 48 hours later.

If you are visiting GBC for a screening mammogram via our BreastScreen service you and your doctor will receive your results from BreastScreen in 2-3 weeks time.

We understand that referral for breast imaging can be a worrying time.  Our nursing team is here to look after you during your visit.  They will be with you if you need a procedure and are there to answer any questions or concerns you may have.  They are also available after your visit for follow-ups, information and support.  They work closely with breast care nurses in Warrnambool and Portland and at University Hospital Barwon Health and St John of God (SJOG) Hospital.

Our nurses ensure a caring and compassionate environment at the clinic.

Dr Linda West

Dr Linda West trained in diagnostic radiology at the Alfred and Royal Children’s Hospitals in Melbourne. She completed her radiology training at Kings College Hospital in London and then worked as a Specialist Radiologist at The Maudsley and Atkinson-Morley Hospitals in London. Returning to Australia she joined Geelong Radiological Clinic and subsequently St. John of God Imaging. She has also worked in private practice for Geelong Medical Imaging. Linda has a particular interest in all aspects of breast imaging and intervention and has been Director of Geelong and South West BreastScreen since its inception in 1992. She is also a Visiting Medical Specialist to Geelong Hospital and St. Vincents Hospital in Melbourne and enjoys teaching medical students and registrars. She is regularly invited to speak at national multidisciplinary breast conferences. In 2008, Dr West undertook a fellowship in breast MRI at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, University of Washington School of Medicine. Linda is now the Clinical Director of Breast Imaging for the Geelong Breast Clinic Lake Imaging.