HC Deb 10 December 1986 vol 107 cc217-8W
Mr. Dobson

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) how many health authorities have the radiographic resources to provide X-ray mammography for 100 per cent., 50 per cent., and 25 per cent, respectively of women over 50-years-old and over 30-years-old, respectively;

(2) how many health authorities currently provide any X-ray mammography for all women aged over 50 years, and all women aged over 30 years respectively.

Mrs. Currie

There is at present no national programme for screening symptomless women by mammography, so information on the useage of mammographic machines is not collected centrally. Most existing machines are used in the diagnosis of women of all ages with breast symptoms. In January 1986 117 health authorities had such machines.

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