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Defining the perceptual processes involved with mammographic diagnostic errors
Author(s): Mark D. Mugglestone; Alastair G. Gale; Helen C. Cowley; A. R. M. Wilson
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Paper Abstract

Screening for breast cancer using mammography is currently the most sensitive technique for detecting early signs of this disease. Interpreting mammograms is a complex process and in common with other areas of visual inspection some errors of over and under-reading occur. A study is reported which investigates the nature of these errors in relation to both the initial overall global impression and the subsequent detailed visual search of the mammogram. Results demonstrate the importance of detailed visual search in mammography to detect possible abnormalities and the role of search factors in error occurrence.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2712, Medical Imaging 1996: Image Perception, (27 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.236862
Show Author Affiliations
Mark D. Mugglestone, Univ. of Derby (United Kingdom)
Alastair G. Gale, Univ. of Derby (United Kingdom)
Helen C. Cowley, Univ. of Derby (United Kingdom)
A. R. M. Wilson, Nottingham City Hospital (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2712:
Medical Imaging 1996: Image Perception
Harold L. Kundel, Editor(s)

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