3 Further information

3.1 The NHS Breast Screening Programme has produced guidelines entitled 'Clinical guidelines for breast cancer screening assessment'.

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive
February 2006

Sources of evidence

The evidence considered by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee is described in the following document.

'Interventional procedure overview of image-guided vacuum-assisted excision biopsy of benign breast lesions', February 2005.

Information for patients

NICE has produced information on this procedure for patients and carers. It explains the nature of the procedure and the guidance issued by NICE, and has been written with patient consent in mind.