Breast screening: acquisition and testing of ultrasound scanners

Information on purchasing, installing, maintaining and the quality assurance of breast ultrasound scanners for the NHS breast screening programme.


Guidance notes for the acquisition and testing of ultrasound scanners for use in the NHS breast screening programme

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Use this document to make sure ultrasound scanning equipment meets the standards required for the NHS breast screening programme.

This document covers information on:

  • clinical requirements
  • equipment selection and supply
  • quality assurance
  • evidence based baseline testing
  • evidence based acceptance testing
  • evidence based physics testing
Published 30 April 2011