Screening for breast cancer
The European Society of Breast Imaging and 30 national breast radiology bodies pursue the goal of delivering a clear statement in favour of screening mammography to national/local governments, policy makers, referring physicians and the general population.
- EUSOBI and 30 national breast radiology bodies support screening mammography.
- A first priority is double-reading biennial mammography for women aged 50–69 years.
- Extension to 73–75 and from 40–45 to 49 years is also encouraged.
- Digital mammography (not film-screen or computer radiography) should be used.
- DBT is set to become “routine mammography” in the screening setting in the next future.
Article: Position paper on screening for breast cancer by the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) and 30 national breast radiology bodies from Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Lithuania, Moldova, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.
Authors: Francesco Sardanelli, Hildegunn S. Aase, Marina Álverez et al.