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