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European Guidelines (5th Edition)

The preparations for a 5th edition of the European Guidelines have started.
At this moment no information is yet available concerning the date of possible publication of this new 5th edition.

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 officially 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 1.01)

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).

Workshop on quality control in breast tomosynthesis in Vienna on September 11th, 2015

In this workshop the physic-technical steering group will give an overview on breast tomosynthesis systems, provide insights of the why’s of measurements, will give practical tips for QC measurements and explain the software which is made available by the centres who participated in drafting the protocol.


More information can be found here.

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