Research and analysis

Breast screening: radiation risk with digital mammography

Research on the radiation risks of digital breast screening compared with the number of lives saved.


Radiation risk with digital mammography in breast screening


This review estimates the risks and benefits of breast screening in terms of the number of:

  • deaths due to radiation-induced cancers
  • lives saved by digital mammography

in the NHS Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) in England.

Published 23 October 2017