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The effectiveness of the cranio-caudal mammogram projection among radiologists
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Paper Abstract

This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of the single cranio-caudal (CC) mammogram in comparison with traditional two projection mammography for breast cancer detection. Sixteen radiologists were invited to report 60 two-projection (MLO and CC) mammograms of the left and right breasts of which 20 cases contained cancer. Participants searched for the presence of breast lesion(s) on each view and provided a confidence score. Sensitivity, lesion sensitivity and specificity were compared between the CC projection versus the two projection approach among different groups of readers. Results showed that expert readers needed only single CC mammogram in their reading while non-expert readers required two-projection mammography.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 March 2016
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9787, Medical Imaging 2016: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment, 97870Z (24 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2216020
Show Author Affiliations
Phuong Dung (Yun) Trieu, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Warwick Lee, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Kriscia Tapia, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Patrick Brennan, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9787:
Medical Imaging 2016: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment
Craig K. Abbey; Matthew A. Kupinski, Editor(s)

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