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|Title: ||Does mammographic practice affect film reading style - breast screening vs. symptomatic radiologists?|
|Authors: ||Scott, Hazel J.|
Gale, Alastair G.
|Issue Date: ||2006|
|Publisher: ||© 2006 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers|
|Citation: ||SCOTT, H.J. and GALE, A.G., 2006. Does mammographic practice affect film reading style - breast screening vs. symptomatic radiologists? IN: Jiang, Y. and Eckstein, M.P. (eds.). Medical Imaging 2006: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment. Proceedings of SPIE, 6146, 61460X.|
|Abstract: ||In the UK there are two groups of radiologists who routinely read mammographic cases: Symptomatic and Screening
Radiologists. We examined the performance of these two film-reading populations, Breast Screening Radiologists and
Symptomatic Radiologists, to evaluate if there were group differences in their ‘style’ of reading the same set of cases.
Specifically we looked at each group’s sensitivity and specificity measures. In addition we investigated if there were
any individual group differences apparent in the cases which they found challenging and what (if any) were the
characteristics of those cases. Data from 66 Breast Screening Radiologists and a matched group of 66 Symptomatic
Radiologists were compared over a number of years (360 cases). Results are presented which demonstrate that whilst
the two groups show overall similarities in performance there exist subtle underlying differences which we attribute to
the differences in their everyday experience of the types of cases that they read. In conclusion, we argue that these
differences are related to the volume of cases which UK Screening Radiologists read in order to maintain skill level.|
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