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New government publication on radiation risks from digital mammography in breast screening

Public Health England have recently published a paper communicating potential radiation risks facing women who attend digital mammography breast screening.

Tuesday 31st July 2018

Public Health England have recently published a paper communicating potential radiation risks facing women who attend digital mammography breast screening. The paper was required as there has been significant changes in mammography technologies moving from analogue to digital breast screening imaging which has effectively reduced overall patient radiation dose.

The conclusions pf the publication include the ratio of induced cancers to detected cancers at a ratio of 1:400 to 1:800. The actual number of lives saved from digital mammogram breast screening was approximately 150 to 300 times higher than the risk.

 

Follow the government link below for the full publication:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/breast-screening-radiation-risk-with-digital-mammogramy

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