Quality assurance manual

BreastScreen Norway bases its activities on guidelines described in the programme's quality assurance manual.
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The quality assurance manual in BreastScreen Norway consists of several sub-manuals and reports, and sets out guidelines for the work carried out by vital professionals and institutions in BreastScreen Norway.

The quality assurance manual is published by the Cancer Registry of Norway, and is developed in a collaboration between the secretariat at the Cancer Registry, the specialist groups and the advisory group in the screening program.

All the manuals and reports below are written in Norwegian.

Quality assurance manual for BreastScreen Norway: Responsibilities, guidelines and quality indicators

Published by the Cancer Registry of Norway, Oslo, November 2023.

The manaual was approved by the Steering group for cancer screening programs in October 2023.

Manual for radiography

Published by the Cancer Registry of Norway, Oslo, December 2021, with minor editions June 2022.

The manual was approved by the Steering group of BreastScreen Norway in November 2021. A film demonstrating step-by-step positioning techniques for screening radiographers has been developed as a supplement to the manual. You can see the film here (in Norwegian).

Manual for radiology

Published by the Cancer Registry of Norway, Oslo, 2019.

The manual was approved by the Steering group of BreastScreen Norway in June, 2019.

Manual for pathology

Published by the Cancer Registry of Norway, Oslo, Janary, 2018.

The manual was approved by the Steering group of BreastScreen Norway in January, 2018.

Manual for medical physics

An updated manual was approved by the Steering group for cancer screening programs in April 2024, and will soon be available on this website.

Manual for technical quality control - constancy control of digital mammography systems

NRPA Report 2009:5. Publisher: Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority, Bærum, 2009.

This report was approved by the Advisory group of BreastScreen Norway in 2009.