Diagnostic Imaging Pathways - Breast Screening

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Population Covered By The Guidance

This pathway provides guidance on the screening imaging of adult female patients with an average risk of developing breast cancer.

Date reviewed: April 2016

Date of next review: April 2018

Published: August 2016

Quick User Guide

Move the mouse cursor over the PINK text boxes inside the flow chart to bring up a pop up box with salient points.
Clicking on the PINK text box will bring up the full text.
The relative radiation level (RRL) of each imaging investigation is displayed in the pop up box.

SYMBOL RRL EFFECTIVE DOSE RANGE
No radiation None 0
Minimal radiation Minimal < 1 millisieverts
Low radiation Low 1-5 mSv
Medium radiation Medium 5-10 mSv
High radiation High > 10 mSv

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