Guidance

Breast screening: routine quality control tests for breast tomosynthesis

This publication provides guidance on routine quality control tests for tomosynthesis systems carried out by medical physics services.

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Routine quality control tests for breast tomosynthesis (physicists)

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Routine quality control tests for tomosynthesis systems carried out by medical physics services should be carried out in addition to the 2D tests described in the IPEM Report 89 and NHS Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) Equipment Report 0604.

The tests are used to ensure that equipment performs as expected and meets the appropriate national screening programme standards.

The tests covered comprise:

  • tests performed at equipment commissioning
  • 6-monthly performance tests
Published 30 December 2015