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Abnormal Results Technologies and Procedures in Breast Cancer Screening Programs in 26 ICSN Countries, 2012*

Region/Country Technologies used in Diagnostic Follow-up of Abnormal Mammogram Centralized Assessment Center for Follow-up? Notification of abnormal mammography results?
Screen-film Mammography Digital Mammography Tomosynthesis/ 3-D Mammography Ultrasound MRI CT (Computerized Tomographic Imaging Fine Needle Aspiration Core Biopsy Open Biopsy
Australia

X

X

X

X

X

X

Yes

Woman-telephone
GP/primary care/referring physician-mail

Canada

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Yes

Woman-telephone and mail GP/primary care/referring physician-telephone and mail

China

X

X

No

Woman - telephone

Denmark

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Yes

Woman-mail
GP/primary care/referring physician-mail

Finland

X

X

No

Woman-telephone and mail Other: hospital

France

X

X

X

X

X

X

No

Woman-telephone and mail GP/primary care/referring physician-telephone and mail

Iceland

X

X

X

X

X

Yes

Woman-telephone

Israel

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Yes

GP/primary care/referring physician-telephone and mail
Other: women-letter (when pick up films)

Italy

X

X

X

X

X

X

Yes

Woman-telephone and mail
GP/primary care/referring physician-mail

Japan

X

X

X

X

X

X

Yes

Woman-mail

Korea

X

X

X

No

Woman - mail

Luxembourg

X

X

X

X

X

No

GP/primary care/referring physician - mail

Netherlands

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

No

Woman - mail
GP/primary care/referring physician - telephone and mail

New Zealand

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Yes

Woman-telephone
GP/primary care/referring physician-telephone and mail

Norway

X

X

X

X

X

X

Yes

Woman-telephone and mail

Poland

X

X

X

X

X

X

No

Woman - telephone

Portugal (Central Region)

X

X

Yes

Woman-telephone and mail GP/primary care/referring physician - mail

Portugal (Alentejo Region)

X

X

X

Yes

Woman-telephone and mail
GP/primary care/referring physician-mail

Saudi Arabia

X

X

X

X

X

X

Yes

GP/primary care/referring physician - mail

Spain (Catalonia)

X

X

X

X

X

X

Yes

Woman-telephone

Spain (Navarra)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Yes

Woman -telephone

Sweden

X

X

X

X

X

Yes

Woman -telephone

Switzerland

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

No

Woman-telephone and mail GP/primary care/referring physician-telephone and mail

United Kingdom

X

X

X

X

X

X

Yes

Woman - mail
GP/primary care/referring physician - mail

United States1

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

No

Woman-mail
GP/primary care/referring physician - telephone and mail

Uruguay

X

X

X

X

X

Yes

GP/primary care/referring physician - telephone

*Data are from a survey of ICSN country representatives, conducted in 2012

1 Data comes from the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium.