What is the LIBRA Study?
The LIBRA (Leeds Investigation of BReast screening AI) study is an innovative research project to understand the impact of introducing AI into the breast screening programme at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Funded by the Department of Health and Social Care under its AI in Health and Care Award, and with about 7000 women expected to be involved, this important research will help us understand the best ways to detect breast cancer and implement AI into breast screening.
You can find out more about the AI in Health and Care Award here.
What do I do if I received an invite and want to take part?
If you have received an invite to take part in the LIBRA study and wish to do so, you do not need to do anything further. When you go for your mammogram, the staff will check that you are eligible for the study and if so, you will be entered into the study. Half of the women enrolled will be randomly selected to have their mammogram read by the AI, in addition to normal breast screening, and the other half will receive normal breast screening standard of care, which means their mammograms will be read by two human readers. Either way, your mammogram appointment will go ahead as normal.
If you want to read more information about the study before taking part, you can read the leaflets included in your appointment letter or scroll down for links to more information.
Where can I find out more information?
Download participant information sheet here
Download frequently asked questions here
You can contact the Leeds Breast Screening Research Team to ask questions about the LIBRA study by phoning: 0113 2063677 or 0113 2063666, or by emailing: [email protected]
You can also contact the independent participant advisor:
Breast Screening Unit
Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
0113 206 3765
Click here to find out more about the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust breast screening service.