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EUSOBI Conference 2023

Prof Yan Chen presented at the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) Conference 2023 in the Screening Session on Thursday 28th September on the subject of Quality Assurance and PERFORMS. The key point of her speech was the contribution of the PERFORMS scheme in monitoring and evaluating both human readers and AI performance.

Quality assurance for a future National Screening Programme

Dr Yan Chen presented at BTOG 2023 in the BTOG Respiratory/Radiology Symposium at 11:00 on Wednesday 26th on the subject of Quality assurance for a future national screening programme.  You can access all the videos and presentations from 21st BTOG Annual Conference 2023 held in Belfast on 26th to 28th April 2023 by becoming a […]

PERFECTS has successfully been launched to all radiologists in the UK after a rewarding year of hard work on 31st of October 2022!

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in the world. The Digital Cancer Screening Group, led by Dr Yan Chen, has designed and developed an external quality assurance (EQA) system on behalf of Targeted Lung Health Check Programme, NHS England and Improvement.

Italian Conference of Breast Imaging Prize

We are very excited to let you know that our work entitled ‘Effectiveness of percutaneous vacuum-assisted excision (VAE) of breast lesions of uncertain malignant potential (B3 lesions) as an alternative to open surgical biopsy’ won the first prize as the best scientific presentation in the Italian Conference of Breast Imaging (Società Italiana di Radiologia Medica e Interventistica 2021).


Performance in the UK breast screening programme has been heavily audited as part of the quality assurance process since the screening programme began in 1988, as we know this drives improvements. A pivotal part of this process is PERFORMS (Personal Performance in Mammographic Screening)