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European Guidelines (4th Edition)

GuidelinesIn 2006 the European Commission, in cooperation with EUREF, EBCN and EUSOMA, published the 4th edition of the European Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis.

These guidelines aim to raise quality standards by bringing together at EU level the best examples from regional and national breast cancer screening programmes over the last 20 years. They are a manual for health professionals and advocates everywhere, describing best practice evolving from regional and national breast cancer screening programmes based on mammography.

The fourth edition of this bestseller has again been coordinated by EUREF and developed with input from over 200 professionals from 23 countries.


The complete document (416 pages) can be downloaded using the following link:

An original copy can be ordered at www.bookshop.eu (Search topic: breast cancer) (ISBN: 92-79-01258-4, Cataloguenumber: ND-73-06-954-EN-C).

End 2013, the supplements regarding the physico-technical chapter and the pathology chapter of the 4th edition of the European Guidelines have officially been released and published by the European Commission. These supplements can also be downloaded at www.bookshop.eu (Search topic: breast cancer), or here using the following link:

Latest news

Updated version of European breast tomosynthesis QC protocol (version 1.03)

Changes compared to version 1.01:

  • The dose reference values have been changed to limiting values.
  • The limiting dose value for 20 mm PMMA thickness has changed from 1.0 mGy to 1.2 mGy. This has been done because feedback was received and was noted that the value of 1.0 mGy was difficult to achieve with sufficient image quality for DBT systems.
  • Some text has been added regarding the mode in which mages have to be made in some methods of measurement.

 

Download the updated version here (bottom of the page).

Updated version of European breast tomosynthesis QC protocol (version 1.01)

Due to the rapid developments the European breast tomosynthesis protocol (version 1.01) has been updated and released.

 

Changes compared to version 1.0:

  • Table 1 has been updated.
  • For scanning geometry DBT systems inherently without projection images it has been mentioned in the description of several measurements that the simple backprojection mode should be used.
  • In the terms of definition the reference ROI in simple backprojection images has been added.
  • In the dosimetry section the s-factor for Rh/Ag has been added.
  • Some small errors has been corrected.

 

Download the updated version here (bottom of the page).

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