Current Screening Practice: Implications for the Introduction of CAD

  • Lucy Tomlinson
  • Nathalie Hurley
  • Caroline Boggis
  • Julie Morris
  • Emma Hurley
  • Sue Astley
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4046)


The UK National Health Service Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) provides free mammographic screening for all women between the ages of 50 and 69. This paper examines in detail the way in which the programme is implemented in one of the busiest breast screening centres, discussing the implications of current practice for the introduction of computer aided detection systems. The paper also investigates the different types of abnormality that arise in older and younger women within the screening age group, and discusses how this is likely to affect prompting systems.


Breast Density Cancer Detection Rate Double Read Soft Copy Reading Film Reading 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lucy Tomlinson
    • 1
  • Nathalie Hurley
    • 1
  • Caroline Boggis
    • 2
  • Julie Morris
    • 3
  • Emma Hurley
    • 2
  • Sue Astley
    • 4
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of ManchesterManchesterEngland
  2. 2.Nightingale Breast CentreSouth Manchester University Hospitals Trust 
  3. 3.Department of Medical StatisticsSouth Manchester University Hospitals Trust 
  4. 4.Imaging Science and Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of ManchesterManchester

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