BreastCheck

BreastCheck

(1) A proprietary handheld, battery-operated, non-FDA-approved device used for home breast examination, which uses tactile pressure sensors to detect breast lumps.
(2) A profile offered by BUPA (UK) for early detection of breast cancer.
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I know that Breastcheck is sometimes criticised for over-treatment but I'm the perfect example of someone who is going, 'Thank God for that'.
Tenders are invited for Breastcheck, The National Breast Screening Programme Is Seeking Information By Way Of A Market Sounding Exercise For The Provision Of A Managed Service In Providing Suitably Qualified Mammographers On A Short Term Basis To Undertake, Support, And Manage Mammography Screening Services To Eligible Clients On Behalf Of Breastcheck.
The extension of the Breastcheck programme will be completed in the next six years, when all females in that age group will have been invited for their first mammogram.
Westhouse is currently developing a number of medical devices, including BreastCheck - a new low-cost, non-invasive breast cancer screening product which can act as a precursor to mammogram scanning.
This acquisition would help Westhouse grow its medical devices subsidiary, as well as providing access to the US markets for its BreastCheck product, a non-invasive, self-administered breast cancer screening device which is patented and FDA approved.
Swedish high-tech company Sectra AB said on Monday (7 May) that it has received an order for its digital mammography system Sectra MicroDose Mammography from the Irish national mammography screening programme BreastCheck.
BREASTCHECK has begun a programme of free X-rays in Meath this week.
The hypothesis is that BreastCheck will increase the sensitivity of monthly breast self-examination and boost patient compliance with the screening procedure by rendering it more objective.
Also among the recommendations are the expansion of BreastCheck, Cervical-Check and BowelScreen and the development of a specific facility for children.
In Ireland, the Government's national screening programme Breastcheck assists in the battle against the illness.
A key change for patients here was the BreastCheck programme's introduction in February 2000 which has seen more than 450,000 women screened.
Westhouse is also currently developing a number of medical devices, including BreastCheck - a new low-cost, non-invasive breast cancer screening product which can act as a precursor to mammogram scanning.