Breast screening: guidance for breast screening mammographers

Guidance on the mammographic aspects (both clinical and technical) of breast screening QA and the quality control of radiographic procedures.


Quality assurance guidelines for mammography including radiographic quality control

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These guidelines encourage best practice by mammographic staff to achieve NHS Breast Screening Programme objectives and standards:

They give clear and detailed information on radiographic aspects of breast screening quality assurance and:

  • provide a framework for audit and for identifying, reporting and resolving problems
  • support continuous improvement in quality for all radiographic aspects of breast screening service delivery
  • promote the development of a learning culture within breast screening
  • promote best practice, effective training and continuing professional development
Published 1 April 2006
Last updated 11 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated version of guidance.
  2. First published.