Solveig Hofvind

Solveig Hofvind is head of the Section for Breast Cancer Screening at the Cancer Registry of Norway and of BreastScreen Norway, a nationwide screening program that invites women aged 50 to 69 to mammographic screening every other year.

As head of BreastScreen Norway, Solveig is responsible for the administration, quality assurance and development of the screening program. She has a strong focus on the operation of the program, both locally, and by the health trusts. She also has expertise in breast cancer and screening research, with a focus on epidemiology, risk, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.

She is currently an active supervisor and has supervised several doctoral and postdoctoral fellows.

Hofvind is a popular lecturer, both in Norway and internationally, on topics related to breast cancer screening. She is actively involved in a number of national and international research collaborations.

Hofvind is Professor of Radiography at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. She was Professor of Radiography at OsloMet 2007-21, and was a Visiting Professor at the University of Vermont in 2006-07 and 2010-11.


Solveig Hofvind is a trained breast radiographer and obtained her master’s degree (Norwegian: hovedfag) from the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, where she researched physical activity and risk of breast cancer.

She was awarded a Dr. Philos from the University of Oslo in 2005. Her dissertation was titled The Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening Program: Selected Process Indicators and their Utilization in Epidemiological Research. She was approved as professor in 2010.


Hofvind leads, supervises and participates in a numerous research projects, including:

Projects in artificial intelligence:

Development of breast cancer tumours

Tomosynthesis in breast cancer screening 


Selected publications

Moshina N, Falk RS, Botteri E, Larsen M, Akslen LA, Cairns JA, Hofvind S (2021)
Quality of life among women with symptomatic, screen-detected, and interval breast cancer, and for women without breast cancer: a retrospective cross-sectional study from Norway
Qual Life Res
DOI 10.1007/s11136-021-03017-7, PubMed 34698976

Hofvind S, Moshina N, Holen ÅS, Danielsen AS, Lee CI, Houssami N, Aase HS, Akslen LA, Haldorsen IS (2021)
Interval and Subsequent Round Breast Cancer in a Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Digital Breast Tomosynthesis and Digital Mammography Screening
Radiology, 300 (1), 66-76
DOI 10.1148/radiol.2021203936, PubMed 33973840

Sebuødegård S, Botteri E, Hofvind S (2020)
Breast Cancer Mortality After Implementation of Organized Population-Based Breast Cancer Screening in Norway
J Natl Cancer Inst, 112 (8), 839-846
DOI 10.1093/jnci/djz220, PubMed 31848605

Lilleborge M, Falk RS, Hofvind S (2020)
Number of prior negative screening outcomes does not influence future risk of breast cancer
Eur J Epidemiol, 35 (6), 549-556
DOI 10.1007/s10654-020-00645-0, PubMed 32430839

Hoff SR, Myklebust TÅ, Lee CI, Hofvind S (2019)
Influence of Mammography Volume on Radiologists' Performance: Results from BreastScreen Norway
Radiology, 292 (2), 289-296
DOI 10.1148/radiol.2019182684, PubMed 31135295

Hofvind S, Holen ÅS, Aase HS, Houssami N, Sebuødegård S, Moger TA, Haldorsen IS, Akslen LA (2019)
Two-view digital breast tomosynthesis versus digital mammography in a population-based breast cancer screening programme (To-Be): a randomised, controlled trial
Lancet Oncol, 20 (6), 795-805
DOI 10.1016/S1470-2045(19)30161-5, PubMed 31078459

Bhargava S, Akslen LA, Bukholm IRK, Hofvind S (2019)
Performance measures among non-immigrants and immigrants attending BreastScreen Norway: a population-based screening programme
Eur Radiol, 29 (9), 4833-4842
DOI 10.1007/s00330-019-6009-2, PubMed 30762109

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