Review of Recent Screenings

BreastScreen Otago Southland recently identified a potential issue related to the BreastScreen Aotearoa assessment image reading process involving some assessments that were performed between May 2020 and May 2021.

If you have received a text message with a link to this page, your assessment was included in this group.

All assessments in this group have been reviewed. The review of your images showed that the result you were previously notified of has not changed.

Please see the letter below from Dr Jacquie Copland, Clinical Director, BreatsScreen Otago Southland:

BREASTSCREEN OTAGO SOUTHLAND

 Dunedin Hospital
PO Box 1921
DUNEDIN 9054

Thank you for your participation with BreastScreen Otago Southland, the regional provider of the national breast screening programme, BreastScreen Aotearoa (BSA).

Through routine quality monitoring, BreastScreen Otago Southland recently identified a potential issue related to the mammogram reading process, involving a specific radiologist, and affecting some mammograms performed between May 2020 and May 2021.

Your assessment visit was included in this group.

Your imaging has now been reviewed. The reviewing radiologist found that the report for your assessment imaging was consistent with the original imaging findings and the result you were previously notified of has not changed.

If you notice any change in your breasts, it is important to see your doctor promptly.

BreastScreen Otago Southland understands that learning of this situation may be distressing to you and sincerely apologises for this.  Our primary concern is the safety of all women, which is why the decision was made to review this breast imaging.

If you would like to discuss further please call 0800 855 066 Press option 2 ‘claims and subsidies’ then option 1 which mentions screening, followed by option 3 which also mentions screening or email customerservice@health.govt.nz with “BreastScreen Review” as the subject title.

Yours Sincerely,

Dr Jacquie Copland

Clinical Director

BreastScreen Otago Southland