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Breast Cancer Research

Volume 10 Supplement 3

Symposium Mammographicum 2008

Open Access

Digital screening on a mobile unit: the Coventry experience

  • S Hoffmeister1 and
  • A Stanton1
Breast Cancer Research200810(Suppl 3):P76

Published: 7 July 2008


Programme ScreenDigital TechnologyDigital MammographyBreast ScreeningMobile Unit

Many National Health Service Breast Screening Programme Screening Services are changing from analogue to digital technology. Coventry was the first Screening Service to screen digitally on a mobile unit. There are several factors that need to be considered when planning to staff and equip a Full-field Digital Mammography Breast Screening Service. In view of the planned age expansion announced in the Cancer Reform Strategy, most units will need to consider planning for these changes. These considerations will include our local experience of drivers for change, workforce planning, managing extended working days, maintaining screening-round length, and some equipment issues.

Authors’ Affiliations

University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust, Coventry, UK


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