BreastScreen Victoria would like to notify Victorian radiologists about improvements in the program which may impact radiologists in private and public breast imaging practice.
From Monday 4 September, BSV will allocate women into three groups: average, moderately increased and potentially high risk, based on their calculated risk of developing breast cancer. The calculation is based on self-reported information regarding family history of breast and ovarian cancer using an algorithm derived from the Cancer Australia Familial Risk Assessment Tool for Breast and Ovarian Cancer (FRA-BOC).
The accompanying management plans and screening regimes are based on the eviQ Clinical Guidelines and the NICE Guidelines from the UK. Moderately increased risk women with concerns and all women at potentially high risk will be referred to their GP for further evaluation. As a result BSV anticipates that some women may be referred to diagnostic imaging practices for extra tests and may ask about these changes.