The purpose of this report is to present information on 2 year interval breast cancers from the BreastScreen Aotearoa (BSA) mammographic screening programme and to compare this with published results from other services.
The National Screening Unit (NSU) engaged Health Outcomes International Pty Ltd (HOI) to
conduct an independent evaluation of the implementation of digital mammography (DM) at
Breast Screen Waitemata and Northland (BSWN). The overarching purpose of the evaluation was
to assist the NSU to consider options for the managed introduction of DM into the BreastScreen
Aotearoa (BSA) screening programme, and any implications for national policy and quality
standards that this introduction may have.