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Breast screening: visual search and observer performance
Author(s): Alastair G. Gale; C. Julie Savage; E. F. Pawley; A. R. M. Wilson; E. J. Roebuck
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Paper Abstract

An overview of the UK breast screening program is presented and the importance of observer performance to its success is shown. A conceptual model is presented which leads to the consideration of diagnostic errors in three classes. Appropriate training can help reduce the occurrence of these errors. Data are presented from a national self assessment program which aims to give radiologists insight into aspects of their performance. In particular, information on calcification detection and the benefits of double reading is considered as a means of improving cancer detection rates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2166, Medical Imaging 1994: Image Perception, (1 April 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.171751
Show Author Affiliations
Alastair G. Gale, Univ. of Derby (United Kingdom)
C. Julie Savage, Univ. of Derby (United Kingdom)
E. F. Pawley, Univ. of Derby (United Kingdom)
A. R. M. Wilson, City Hospital-Nottingham (United Kingdom)
E. J. Roebuck, City Hospital-Nottingham (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2166:
Medical Imaging 1994: Image Perception
Harold L. Kundel, Editor(s)

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