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A CMR study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) explores whether the mammographic technologist has an effect on the radiologists’ interpretative performance of diagnostic mammography in community practice. Results from this study demonstrate variation by technologist in the sensitivity, false-positive rate, and positive predictive value of biopsy in conventional (film-screen) but not digital mammography (P value <.0001 for all interpretive performance measures). This study suggest that the technologist has an influence on radiologists' interpretive performance for diagnostic conventional but not digital mammography.

The data used for this study is from the CMR current project ‘Technologist Effect on the Accuracy of Mammography’ (TEAM).

Click here to read more about the TEAM project.

To read more, see the following article on the American Journal of Roentgenology website: Do Mammographic Technologists Affect Radiologists' Diagnostic Mammography Interpretative Performance?