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  1. Effects of a program to train radiologic technologists to identify abnormalities on mammograms.

    Article - En anglais

    PURPOSE 

    To assess whether radiologic technologists could be successfully trained to identify abnormalities on mammograms.

    MATERIALS AND METHODS 

    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.

    RESULTS 

    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.