To assess whether radiologic technologists could be successfully trained to identify abnormalities on mammograms.
Eight radiologic technologists from two different institutions took a pretest, underwent an 8-hour training course followed by a period of preceptorship, and then took a posttest.
Seven radiologists also took the pretest and posttest, which consisted of evaluating 1,238 two-view screening examinations, including 318 biopsy-proved cancers.
Overall, technologists at institution 1 had lower sensitivity (78%) at the pretest, which improved at the posttest (90%). Technologists at institution 2 had lower specificity at the pretest (44%), which improved on the posttest (64%).
Mots-clés Pascal : Mammographie, Assurance qualité, Sensibilité, Radiologue, Manipulateur, Radiologie, Apprentissage, Diagnostic, Evaluation performance, Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Dépistage, Spécificité, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Radiodiagnostic, Glande mammaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mammography, Quality assurance, Sensitivity, Radiologist, Manipulator, Radiology, Learning, Diagnosis, Performance evaluation, Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Medical screening, Specificity, Human, United States, North America, America, Radiodiagnosis, Mammary gland diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0078196
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 09/06/1995.