Final report – Investigation into mammograms

The Collège des médecins du Québec confirms that there was a problem and recommends improvements in quality control

March 27, 2012

The findings of the investigation ordered by the executive committee of the Collège des médecins du Québec to review the results of over 22 000 mammograms done in three clinics in Montreal and Laval, between 2008 and 2010, revealed that a total of 109 cases of breast cancer were detected and managed, as they were diagnosed.

“In November 2010, as soon as we heard that errors may have been made in mammogram interpretations, we immediately launched the investigation to ensure that all the women who underwent these tests could receive the treatment their condition required as quickly as possible,” pointed out Dr. Charles Bernard, president and chief executive officer of the Collège.

Documents to read

- Press release
Report summary (in French)
Full report (83 pages - in French)
Questions/Answers (in French)


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