When screening for breast cancer, different tests can be used. These recommendations provide information about the use of mammography or tomosynthesis in asymptomatic women not at high risk of breast cancer.

The following two recommendations are currently being updated (October 2019).

Use of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT)

In the context of an organised screening programme, for asymptomatic women with an average risk of breast cancer, the ECIBC's Guidelines Development Group (GDG) suggests:

  • screening with either DBT or digital mammography (DM) (conditional recommendation, very low certainty of the evidence).
  • screening with either DBT in addition to digital mammography or digital mammography (DM) alone (conditional recommendation, very low certainty in the evidence).

Since the GDG made a strong recommendation for screening at ages 50-69, these apply specifically to this age group.

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