Ib-Salut’s Breast Cancer Early Detection program is aimed at all women living in the Balearic Islands between 50 and 69 years old. It doesn’t matter what health insurance they have or where they were born.
The routine mammographic study consists of the realization of two projections (radiographs) of each breast, which are technically called the caudal skull and the mediolateral oblique. Mammograms are read by two radiologists separately (double independent reading).
The most appropriate interval between mammograms is the one that maximizes the benefits of screening with the fewest number of mammograms performed throughout the lifetime of women. The proposed interval in all screening programs is 2 years.