MIBB – Minimal Invasive Breast Biopsy working group

The MIBB is a non-profit society that aims to improve the performance and quality of vacuum-assisted breast biopsies in Switzerland by education, training, and procedure standardization.


Our Mission

The MIBB was founded 2001 as a working group of the Swiss Society of Senology (SSS). The main goal of our society is to guarantee that the physicians performing minimal invasive breast biopsies in Switzerland are well-trained, use standardized biopsy equipment, and operate on a high level. The constantly increasing number of institutes and operators encourages us to continue and expand our training and certification system. Thanks to the MIBB’s efforts, vacuum-assisted biopsies that are performed by MIBB-certificied operators are covered by the health insurances in Switzerland.

The MIBB society supports continuous education and provides guidance for all breast health professionals, including senologists, radiologists, oncologists, pathologists, and radiotherapists. The interdisciplinary and professional exchange through a large international platform is beneficial for every member.

The MIBB society promotes interdisciplinary research in all aspects of breast interventions, and several national and international guidelines are based on our data and publications. Furthermore, our society has hosted International Consensus Conferences on breast lesions of uncertain malignant potential (B3 lesions) in 2016, 2019, and 2022. The MIBB has also implemented and maintains the largest database of vacuum-assisted biopsies in Europe, where the MIBB members commit to enter data of the performed biopsies. The members have access to their data report and may therefore control their performance quantity and quality and can run benchmark tests.

MIBB-certificated members are the fundamental component of our organization. Therefore, we are looking forward to supporting you and your institution to enhance breast care in Switzerland.

Thank you for being part of the MIBB society!

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