Publication Abstract

Authors: Andreasen AH, Andersen KW, Madsen M, Mouridsen HT, Olesen KP, Lynge E

Title: [Mammographic examinations in Denmark, 1990-1991].

Journal: Ugeskr Laeger 156(44):6517-20

Date: 1994 Oct 31

Abstract: Diagnostic mammographic activity was studied in five regions in Denmark in 1990-1991. During this period there was only one organized mammography screening programme which started in the Copenhagen municipality on 1 April 1991. It is estimated that 49,000 diagnostic mammographic examinations were made in Denmark per year in the period 1990-1991. Almost two-thirds of these mammograms were taken in women below 50 years of age. It is important to monitor the diagnostic mammographic activity to ensure that this does not gradually develop into a screening activity. This is in particular important for women below 50 years for whom screening is not recommended.