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Breast Cancer: Screening

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to identify possible economies of scale in the procurement of digital mammography services. (203614)

The ‘Cancer Reform Strategy’ stated that primary care trusts will need to give high priority to full implementation of digital mammography within the national health service breast screening programme, with all breast screening units having at least one full-field digital mammography set by 2010. Discussions are taking place on the most clinically and cost-effective method of achieving this aim.