A 6-year study of mammographic compression force: Practitioner variability within and between screening sites

Claire E. Mercer, Katy Szczepura, Judith Kelly, Sara R. Millington, Erika R.E. Denton, Rita Borgen, Beverley Hilton, Peter Hogg

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The application of compression force in mammography is more heavily influenced by the practitioner rather than the client. This can affect client experience, radiation dose and image quality. This research investigates practitioner compression force variation over a six year screening cycle in three different screening units.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-73
Number of pages6
Issue number1
Early online date29 Jul 2014
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2015


  • Compression force
  • Breast compression
  • Compression variability

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