Scientific publications:

Trocchi, P.; Kuss, O.; Kääb-Sanyal, V.; Heidinger, O.; Stang, A. Trends in Surgical Treatment for Breast Cancer in Germany after the Implementation of the Mammography Screening Program. Eur J Epidemiol 2019.

Prange, A.; Bokhof, B.; Polzer, P.; Tio, J.; Radke, I.; Heidinger, O.; Heindel, W.; Weigel, S. Higher Detection Rates of Biologically Aggressive Breast Cancers in Mammography Screening than in the Biennial Interval. Fortschr Röntgenstr 2018.

Bokhof, B.; Khil, L.; Urbschat, I.; Gnas, L.; Hecht, G.; Heidinger, O.; Heindel, W.; Kieschke, J.; Weigel, S.; Hense, H.-W. Time trend in programme sensitivity within the German mammography screening programme in North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony]. Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 2018, 61 (12), 1517–1527.

Weigel, S.; Gerss, J.; Hense, H.-W.; Krischke, M.; Sommer, A.; Czwoydzinski, J.; Lenzen, H.; Kerschke, L.; Spieker, K.; Dickmaenken, S.; Baier, S.; Urban, M.; Hecht, G.; Heidinger, O.; Kieschke, J.; Heindel, W. Digital Breast Tomosynthesis plus Synthesised Images versus Standard Full-Field Digital Mammography in Population-Based Screening (TOSYMA): Protocol of a Randomised Controlled Trial. BMJopen 2018, 8 (5), e020475.

Weigel, S.; Khil, L.; Hense, H.-W.; Decker, T.; Wellmann, J.; Heidrich, J.; Sommer, A.; Heidinger, O.; Heindel, W. Detection Rates of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ with Biennial Digital Mammography Screening: Radiologic Findings Support Pathologic Model of Tumor Progression. Radiology 2017, 286 (2), 424–432.

Weigel, S.; Hense, H. W.; Heidrich, J.; Berkemeyer, S.; Heindel, W.; Heidinger, O. Digital Mammography Screening: Does Age Influence the Detection Rates of Low-, Intermediate-, and High-Grade Ductal Carcinoma in Situ? Radiology 2016, 278 (3), 707–713.

Malek, D.; Kääb-Sanyal, V. Implementation of the German Mammography Screening Program (German MSP) and First Results for Initial Examinations, 2005-2009. Breast Care 2016, 11 (3), 183–187.

Simbrich, A.; Wellmann, I.; Heidrich, J.; Heidinger, O.; Hense, H.-W. Trends in Advanced Breast Cancer Incidence Rates after Implementation of a Mammography Screening Program in a German Population. Cancer Epidemiology 2016, 44, 44–51.

Weigel, S.; Heindel, W.; Heidrich, J.; Hense, H.-W.; Heidinger, O. Digital Mammography Screening: Sensitivity of the Programme Dependent on Breast Density. Eur Radiol 2016, 27 (7), 2744–2751.

Weigel, S.; Heindel, W.; Heidrich, J.; Heidinger, O.; Hense, H. Reduction of Advanced Breast Cancer Stages at Subsequent Participation in Mammography Screening. RöFö 2015, 188 (01), 33–37.

Weigel, S.; Heindel, W.; Heidinger, O.; Berkemeyer, S.; Hense, H. W. Digital Mammography Screening: Association between Detection Rate and Nuclear Grade of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ. Radiology 2014, 271 (1), 38–44.

Weigel, S., Berkemeyer, S., Girnus, R., Sommer, A., Lenzen, H., Heindel, W.: Digital Mammography Screening with Photon-Counting Technique: Can a High Diagnostic Performance Be Realized at Low Mean Glandular Dose? Radiology 271, no. 2 2014: 345–355.

Sommer, A., Schopphoven,S., Land,I., Blaser,D., Sobczak, T.: Guideline for Determining the Mean Glandular Dose According to DIN 6868-162 and Threshold Contrast Visibility According to the Quality Assurance Guideline for Digital Mammography Systems. RöFo – Fortschritte auf dem Gebiet der Röntgenstrahlen und der bildgebenden Verfahren 186, no. 05 (February 20, 2014: 474–481.

Entz, K., Sommer,A., Heindel,W., Lenzen,H.: Relationship between Detector Size and the Need for Extra Images and Their Effect on Radiation Exposure in Digital Mammography Screening. RöFo – Fortschritte auf dem Gebiet der Röntgenstrahlen und der bildgebenden Verfahren 186, no. 09 2014: 868–875.

Stang, A., Kääb-Sanyal, V., Hense, H., Becker, N., Kuss, O.: Effect of mammography screening on surgical treatment for breast cancer: a nationwide analysis of hospitalization rates in Germany 2005–2009. Eur J Epidemiol 28, 689–696 2013.

Weigel, S., Biesheuvel, C., Berkemeyer, S., Kugel, H., Heindel, W.: Digital mammography screening: how many breast cancers are additionally detected by bilateral ultrasound examination during assessment?. Eur Radiol 23, 684–691 2013.

Hense, HW., Batzler, WU., Heidinger, O.: Implications of mammography screening on breast cancer epidemiology in the population. 2012 Eur J Epidemiol 2012; 27: S1-S197. DOI: 10.1007/s10654-012-9722-6

Heidinger, O., Batzler, WU., Krieg, V., Weigel, S., Biesheuvel, C., Heindel, W., Hense, HW.: The incidence of interval cancers in the German mammography screening program: results from the population-based cancer registry in North Rhine-Westphalia. Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2012;109(46):781-787.

Biesheuvel, C., Weigel, S., Heindel, W.: Mammography Screening: Evidence, History and Current Practice in Germany and Other European Countries. Breast Care 2011;6:104-109.

Weigel, S., Decker, T., Korsching, E., Hungermann, D., Böcker, W., Heindel, W.: Calcifications in Digital Mammographic Screening: Improvement of Early Detection of Invasive Breast Cancers? Radiology 255, no. 3 2010: 738–45.

Hungermann, D., Weigel, S., Korsching, E., Heindel, W., Böcker, W., Decker, T.: Diagnostics of microcalcifications from minimally invasive biopsies in mammography screening. Pathologe 30, 31–35 2009.

Weigel S., Batzler WU., Decker T., Hense HW., Heindel W. First epidemiological analysis of breast cancer incidence and tumor characteristics after implementation of population-based digital mammography screening. Rofo. 2009 ;181(12):1144-1150.


Reports (in German only):

Jahresbericht Evaluation 2018 Deutsches Mammographie-Screening-Programm.
Kooperationsgemeinschaft Mammographie, Berlin, Oktober 2020

Jahresbericht Qualitätssicherung 2018. Ergebnisse des Deutschen Mammographie-Screening-Programms. Kooperationsgemeinschaft Mammographie, Berlin, Oktober 2020

Evaluationsbericht 2005–2012 – Ergebnis- und Prozessqualität im deutschen Mammographie-Screening- Programm. Kooperationsgemeinschaft Mammographie, Berlin, August 2015

Programmbeschreibung. Das Mammographie-Screening-Programm in Deutschland. Kooperationsgemeinschaft Mammographie, Berlin, Februar 2017