Digital Mammography

An example of digital mammography

A variety of technologies have been developed to permit digital imaging in mammography. Since these systems can behave and perform quite differently from the analogue technology, it was necessary to develop appropriate standards and testing procedures for measuring image quality and radiation dose.

NCCPM has participated in the development of a European protocol for quality control of digital mammography in breast screening.

Further information is available at

A supplement to the protocol which provides updated guidance was published in 2013 (

UK guidance on testing digital mammography systems is available at