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Assessing and improving radiologists’ mammography interpretative skills

The purpose of this project was to improve radiologists’ interpretive skills by rigorously evaluating factors that influence performance measures. This was accomplished by designing and testing strategies to improve performance in a national sample of 321 radiologists from the NCI-funded Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC). This study was performed in collaboration with five other BCSC sites.

Technologist Effect on the Accuracy of Mammography (TEAM)

The purpose of this study is to better understand the role of mammography technologists on the performance of mammography in community practice. In order to assess the impact of radiologic technologists on mammography accuracy and to describe the population of mammography technologists across North Carolina (in terms of education, training, work experiences and job satisfaction), we will utilize Carolina Mammography Registry data and a statewide survey mailed to all North Carolina mammography technologists.

Risk based breast cancer screening in community settings

Conducted by the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium, the objective of this project is to identify effective breast cancer screening strategies for women of diverse levels of breast cancer risk to maximize screening benefits while minimizing potential harms.