NHSBSP Publications: Mammography Equipment

Equipment evaluation and guidance

For copies please contact the national office 0114 2711060.

Updated August 2011:- Progress of equipment evaluations

NHSBSP 70
Guidance notes for the acquisition and testing of ultrasound scanners for use in the NHS Breast Screening Programme

Published April 2011| Summary | Download PDF (1.6Mb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 1102
Evaluation and clinical assessment of the Philips MammoDiagnost DR full field digital mammography system

Published August 2011 | Download PDF (1.13Mb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 1101
Technical evaluation of Hologic Selenia Dimensions 2-D digital Breast Imaging System

Published February 2011 | Download PDF (1.51Mb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 1003
Evaluation and Clinical Assessment of the Hologic Selenia Dimensions Full Field Direct Digital Mammography Unit

Published October 2010 | Download PDF (2.93Mb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 1002
Evaluation and Clinical Assessment of the Fuji Amulet Full Field Direct Digital Mammography System

Published March 2011 | Download PDF (1.36Mb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 1001
Evaluation and Clinical Assessment of the Siemens Mammomat Inspiration Full Field Direct Digital Mammography Unit

Published May 2010 | Download PDF (3.35Mb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0910
Evaluation of CAD with Full Field Digital Mammography in the NHS Breast Screening Programme

Published December 2009 | Download PDF (343Kb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0909
Technical evaluation of Siemens Mammomat Inspiration Full Field Digital Mammography system

Published December 2009 | Download PDF (1.2Mb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0908
Evaluation and clinical assessment of the Fuji CR Profect on a breast screening trailer

Published November 2009 | Download PDF (1.8Mb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0907
Technical evaluation of Fuji Amulet Full Field Digital Mammography System

Published November 2009 | Download PDF (1.12Mb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0906
Evaluation and Clinical Assessment of the Konica Minolta Regius 190 with CP-1M Cassettes

Published November 2009 | Download PDF (556Kb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0905
Technical Evaluation of Agfa DX-M Mammography CR Reader with HM5.0 Needle-IP

Published November 2009 | Download PDF (1.31Mb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0904
Specification for mobile digital trailers for breast screening

Published October 2009 | Download PDF (310Kb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0903:
Technical evaluation of profile automatic exposure control software on GE Essential FFDM systems

Published May 2009 | Download PDF (1.0Mb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0902
Calculation of quantitative image quality parameters

Published April 2009 | Download PDF (4.0Mb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0901
Review of measurements on full field digital mammography systems

Published January 2009 | Download PDF (1.0Mb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0806
Technical evaluation of the Konica Minolta Regius 190 CR mammography system and three types of image plate

Published December 2008 | Download PDF (3.0Mb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0805
Technical evaluation of the Sectra MDM-L30 FFDM system

Published November 2008 | Download PDF (2.7Mb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0804
Technical evaluation of the IMS Giotto FFDM system with a tungsten tube

Published September 2008 | Download PDF (4.7Mb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0803
Technical evaluation of the GE Essential FFDM System

Published May 2008 | Download PDF (2.0Mb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0802
Evaluation and clinical assessment of the Agfa CR 85-X mammography system

Published May 2008 | Download PDF (4.0Mb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0801
Technical evaluation of the Hologic Selenia full field digital mammography system with a tungsten tube

Published April 2008 | Download PDF (1.1Mb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0711
Evaluaton and clinical assessment of the Siemens Novation full field digital mammography system

Published December 2007 | Download PDF (1.5Mb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0710
Technical evaluation of the Siemens Novation full field digital mammography system

Published December 2007 | Download PDF (807Kb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0709
Evaluation and clinical assessment of the Hologic Selenia full field digital mammography system

Published November 2007 | Download PDF (2.8Mb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0708
Ergonomic assessment of mammography units

Published October 2007 | Download PDF (24Mb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0707
Technical evaluation of the Agfa CR 85-X mammography system

Published May 2007 | Download PDF (511Kb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0706
Technical evaluation of the Kodak DirectView mammography computerised radiography system using EHR-M2 plates

Published May 2007 | Download PDF (521Kb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0705
Commissioning and routine testing of small field digital mammography systems

Published May 2007 | Download PDF (367Kb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0704
Guidance on beam quality selection in the NHS Breast Screening Programme

Published May 2007 | Download PDF (251Kb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0703
Protocol for user evaluation of imaging equipment for mammographic screening and assessment

Published May 2007 | Download PDF (329Kb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0702
Routine quality control tests for full field digital mammography systems

Published February 2007 | Download PDF (798Kb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0701
Technical evaluation of the Hologic Selenia full field digital mammography system

Published January 2007 | Download PDF (1.6Mb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0605
Evaluation of the Fuji Profect computerised radiography system

Published September 2006 | Download PDF (1.0Mb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0604
Commissioning and routine testing of full field digital mammography systems

Published April 2009 (Version 3) | Download PDF (1.88Mb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0603
Acceptability to women of full field digital mammography

Published May 2006 | Download PDF (207Kb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0602
Evaluation and clinical assessment of digital mammography screening using the GE Senographe 2000D system

Published May 2006 | Download PDF (1.11Mb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0504
Evaluation of Kodak DirectView mammography computerised radiography system

Published December 2005 | Download PDF (361Kb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0503
Guidance notes for the installation of electrical supply for NHSBSP mammography trailers

Published December 2005 | Download PDF (58Kb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0502
Review of literature on digital mammography in screening

Published December 2005 | Download PDF (574Kb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0501
Review of computerised radiography systems in the NHSBSP

Published April 2005 | Download PDF (1.04Mb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0403
A cost comparison of full field digital mammography (FFDM) with film-screen mammography in breast cancer screening

Published February 2004 | Download PDF (580Kb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0402
New version of the Fuji AD mammography film-screen system

Published February 2004 | Download PDF (154Kb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0401
Evaluation of the Kodak Min-R EV mammography film-screen system

Published January 2004 | Download PDF (167Kb)

NHSBSP Equipment Report 0301
Transit fixing of Fuji loaders and unloaders on mammography trailers

Published October 2003 | Download PDF (4.5Mb)

NHSBSP Occasional Report 03/01
Guidance on the electrical and mechanical safety testing of mammographic x-ray equipment

Published March 2003 | Download PDF (60kb)

NHSBSP Occasional Report 02/02
Evaluation of the performance of Fuji computed radiography systems for mammography

Published February 2002

NHSBSP Occasional Report 02/01
An assessment of automatic beam quality selection by the LORAD M-1V X-ray set

Published January 2002

NHSBSP Occasional Report 01/08
Addendum to MDD/93/33

Published September 2001

NHSBSP Occasional Report 01/09
Commissioning and routine testing of small field digital mammography systems

Published September 2001

NHSBSP Occasional Report 00/02
Clinical experience with small field digital mammography systems

Published June 2000

NHSBSP Publication No 32
Guidance notes on mammographic x-ray equipment: selection; maintenance; suspension from use; replacement

Published February 1995 | Summary | ISBN 1 871997 91 7

MDA equipment guidance notes and evaluation reports
Published by the Medical Devices Agency.
KCARE: King's Centre for the Assessment of Radiological Equipment

Report No. 89 (Revision of IPEM Report 59)
The commissioning and routine testing of mammographic x-ray systems
Published by the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM)

Published 2005

Mammography equipment: image quality and dose


For copies of the above, please contact the national office 0114 2711060.