Mammography screening in Denmark

Ilse Merete Munk Vejborg, Ellen Mikkelsen, Jens Peter Garne, Martin Bak, Anders Lernevall, Nikolaj Borg Mogensen, Walter Schwartz, Elsebeth Lynge

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Abstract

Mammography screening is offered healthy women, and a high standard on professional and organizational level is mandatory not only in the screening programme but even in the diagnostic work-up and treatment. The main goal is to achieve a substantial reduction in disease specific mortality, but it is not possible to evaluate the effect on mortality until several years later, and continuously monitoring of the quality of all aspects of a screening programme is necessary. Based on other European guidelines, 11 quality indicators have been defined, and guidelines concerning organizational requirements for a Danish screening programme as well as recommendations for the radiographic and radiological work have been drawn up.
Original languageEnglish
Volume58
Pages (from-to)C4287
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Denmark
  • Early Detection of Cancer
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mammography

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