Role of performance metrics in breast screening imaging – where are we and where should we be?

S. L. Cohen*, R. G. Blanks, J. Jenkins, Olive Kearins

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Abstract

The NHS Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) was started in 1988 and is a large, organised cancer screening programme. It is delivered by 80 services across England and screens over 2 million women each year. As a screening programme, it must balance the detection of cancers against possible harm to women who do not have cancer. The NHSBSP was therefore designed with detailed information gathering and performance metrics right from the start. In this review paper, we examine how performance metrics in screening mammography have improved the national screening programme and the further developments and challenges that are expected in the years to come.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-388
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Radiology
Volume73
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018

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