BreastScreen Tasmania has become the first jurisdiction in Australia to be awarded the top level of accreditation for its life-saving screening services.
The service was presented with its accreditation with commendation in Hobart on Friday.
BreastScreen Australia chairwoman Dr Julie Thompson said the Tasmanian service achieved excellence across all six parameters assessed in the accreditation process.
Dr Thompson praised the service's client focus, its ability to increase participation and its ability to reduce in the number of women recalled for further assessment after their first scan by reviewing their clinical systems, reducing stress for patients.
Government Minister Elise Archer said Tasmanian women can have confidence they are receiving the highest quality service of this nature right here in the state.
"It's also an opportunity, as we celebrate this commendation award, to remind Tasmanian women to have their breasts screened regularly," Ms Archer said.
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"It's a quick and easy test to have, it takes 10 minutes, and it only needs to happen every two years.
"More than 34,000 Tasmanian women attend BreastScreen Tasmania for screening every year. However, more than 50,000 women do not have their recommended breast cancer screening mammogram every two years."
Breast cancer survivor and BreastScreen screening recruitment and cancer prevention officer Kim Roberts said screening was important for early detection of breast cancer.
"I was diagnosed in 2013 via BreastScreen Tasmania and the service I received at the time was amazing right through the assessment process. It made me realise how important BreastScreen is, and looking after yourself," Ms Robert said.
"You might feel well but you could be walking around with a cancer and not even know."
All Tasmanian women aged over 40 who have not been screened for more than two years are encouraged to call 13 20 50 to make an appointment for the free breast screening services.
The service has clinics in Hobart and Launceston and two mobile clinics which visit 32 other locations across the state, including King Island and Flinders Island.