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Results Certification Visits

EUREF has performed performed several Certification Visits and is currently also in the process of certifying all five Reference Centres of the German nationwide population-based breast screening programme at the level of a European Reference Centre for Breast Screening (Category 4) .

The Daler Hospital Breast Unit in Fribourg, Switzerland, has received the EUREF Certifcate of a 'Diagnostic Breast Assessment Unit' (Category 2) on 17 November 2009.

The Clinica Sant'Anna Breast Unit in Sorengo-Lugano, Switzerland, has received the EUREF Certifcate of a 'Diagnostic Breast Assessment Unit' (Category 2) on 15 May 2012.

The xDonna Swiss Medical SA Breast Unit in Bellinzona, Switzerland, has received the EUREF Certifcate of a 'Diagnostic Breast Assessment Unit' (Category 2) on 23 September 2014.

The National Breast Screening Programme of Ireland, BreastCheck, has received the EUREF Certificate of a  'European Reference Centre for Screening' (Category 4) on 1 June 2015.

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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