Fast-Tracked Breastscreening Results For Territorians

NT Government

Territorian women will now have faster access to mammogram results as BreastScreenNT becomes the second breast screening service in the country to connect to My Health Record.

This means consenting women in the Northern Territory will have their breast screen results uploaded to their My Health Record account following assessment from two consultant radiologists.

Using My Health Record ensures medical results are kept in one secure place and can be accessed at any time to inform decisions around patient care.

BreastScreenNT is a joint Territory and Australian Government funded program which provides free breast screening for Territory women without signs or symptoms of breast cancer.

The free breast screening service is available to all women over the age of 40 and is specifically targeted to women aged 50 to 74.

GP referrals are not required and screenings only take 15 minutes.

More than 1000 Territory women in remote and regional areas are expected to receive a free screening via Millie the mobile mammography unit.

About 220,000 Territorians are registered with My Health Record and their healthcare providers can already see important clinical and medical information such as pathology and diagnostic imaging reports, hospital discharge summaries and immunisations records.

Quotes from Health Minister Natasha Fyles

“While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to attract significant attention, this is an important reminder to women not to neglect your general health.

“In our busy lives it’s important we take time to look after ourselves and our health – don’t hesitate to make that appointment or visit the clinic.

“It’s recommended for women over the age of 40 to book a mammogram once every two years to detect potential breast cancer at an early stage before it can be felt or noticed.”

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