Navigation Links
Physicians who interpret mammograms may benefit from additional training
Date:4/22/2010

need help to reduce the likelihood of unnecessary work ups.

"It is important to note that mammography is not a perfect test, even with the most expert radiologists," says Carney. "We have identified what we believe to be minimally acceptable performance levels for interpreters of screening mammography. It is also important to note that we looked at several ranges of measures, all of which need to be taken into account when identifying low performers. Physicians who interpret screening mammograms and whose performance fall outside the identified cut-points might benefit from additional training to improve their interpretive performance."

"It is true that physicians who interpret screening mammograms below our cut points may be missing cancers and doing unnecessary workups," says Carney. "We want to give these physicians the tools they need to interpret screening mammograms at the highest level."

Carney acknowledges the results of the study are controversial. "This is the first time anyone has identified criteria for low performance," she says, "but women having mammograms should not be overly concerned by these findings because every mammography facility has a designated physician who is charged with monitoring available performance measures." Carney advises all women to talk to their physicians about their concerns regarding screening mammograms and their personal risk factors for breast cancer. "If you have any concerns at all, based upon your risk, you could ask for a second interpreter to look at your film."

The study was a collaboration among OHSU; the Universities of California: San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Irvine; Washington University; St. Louis, Carol Anne Read Breast Health Center, Oakland, Calif.; the American Cancer Society; University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, Wash; Stevens Hospital Breast Center, Edmonds, Wash.; Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, Wash.; Carol Milgard Bre
'/>"/>

Contact: Reed Coleman
colemree@ohsu.edu
503-494-8231
Oregon Health & Science University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Defensive Medicine Drives Wedge Between Patients/Physicians
2. PaperFree Florida to help move physicians towards electronic health records
3. John Theurer Cancer Center hosts hematologic malignancies program for physicians and patients
4. Exclusive Medical Organization, The Leading Physicians of the World Negotiates Equipment Contracts on Their Members Behalf
5. Recognizing the Most Brilliant Physicians, The Leading Physicians of the World, will Showcase the Biographies of this Year's Top Orthopedic Surgeons
6. Latest Resource From Dynamic Disc Designs Helps Physicians Educate Patients
7. Primary care physicians nationwide face clinical ethical conflicts with religious hospitals
8. New PerfectServe Clinician-to-Clinician Communications System Gives Physicians Control and Helps Hospitals Coordinate Care
9. Summit Medical Group Physicians Receive Patients' Choice Award
10. White Pine Systems, LLC Announces Introduction of a Low Cost PHR System for Physicians Practices
11. Findatopdoc.com Uses Cutting Edge Technology in Bringing the Leading Physicians of the World Directly to Your Computer For Consumers to Find a Top Doctor
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 Evolutions Medical & Day Spa ... Santa Barbara News-Press Readers’ Choice 2014 poll. This is ... poll as Best Medical Spa. The 2014 Readers’ Choice ... about Evolutions Medical Spa recognition: , “Not only does ... as a top-notch, cutting-edge medical spa as well. Founder ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 Sansego is an ... interactive online community, and a range of personalized coaching ... the way to professional athletes. Crowie has brought together ... with him throughout the majority of his triathlon career. ... the triathlon public. , Sansego provides the following:, ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 September yoga month was created ... yoga and its health benefits. To support this Ekhart ... their "Yoga Month Challenge" , This 4 week guided ... and experienced yogis practice yoga regularly from their own ... Challenge ' is suitable for all levels, and the ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... New Delhi (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 ... a new service named ‘Remove Bad Reviews’. This service ... tough time on account of negative reviews against them. ... should not fail to deliver the committed results to ... serious study about the world of internet marketing. , ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Senior Independence has promoted Mica Rees ... Rees has been with Senior Independence since March 2013 ... wholly owned subsidiary of Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services ... including personalized home health care (e.g., physical therapy), hospice ... adult day centers. , Rees will continue to move ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Evolutions Named Best Medical Spa in Santa Barbara by Santa Barbara News Press 2Health News:Evolutions Named Best Medical Spa in Santa Barbara by Santa Barbara News Press 3Health News:5 x World Champion Triathlete, Craig “Crowie” Alexander, Launches Online Triathlon Coaching Company – Sansego 2Health News:5 x World Champion Triathlete, Craig “Crowie” Alexander, Launches Online Triathlon Coaching Company – Sansego 3Health News:Ekhart Yoga Launches the Yoga Month Challenge 2Health News:ReputationChief.Com Announces a New Service ‘Remove Bad Reviews’ 2Health News:Senior Independence Promotes Rees to Vice President of Operations & Business Development 2
... American Chemical Society,s (ACS) award-winning " Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions ... machines seem to be a major source of so-called ... than the head of a pin -- that researchers ... the podcast, Mark Anthony Browne, Ph.D., explains that the ...
... Ill. -- The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) ... program specifically dedicated to promoting quality in endoscopy, in ... States. The ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program honors endoscopy ... assurance, endoscope reprocessing and CDC infection control guidelines. To ...
... research hopes to explain premature births and failed inductions of ... Bristol suggests a new mechanism by which the level of ... The researchers, Dr Claire Hudson and Professor Andrs Lpez ... Heesom in the University Proteomics Facility and the School of ...
... Reporter , TUESDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep problems ... health issues and poorer performance on the job, a new ... from the United States and Canada online or in person ... disorder. The most common problem, suffered by one-third of ...
... use of total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty ... postoperative treatment. Aquatic therapy has been shown to have ... after surgery, after the wound has healed. According to ... Medicine and Rehabilitation , beginning aquatic therapy just 6 days ...
... , TUESDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- ... screening to protect all college athletes from sudden death ... a college football player died from complications due to ... mandatory screening of all Division I student athletes. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:ASGE recognizes 27 endoscopy units for quality and safety 2Health News:ASGE recognizes 27 endoscopy units for quality and safety 3Health News:Balancing the womb 2Health News:Many Police Officers Battle Sleep Woes, Study Finds 2Health News:Many Police Officers Battle Sleep Woes, Study Finds 3Health News:Aquatic therapy soon after total knee arthroplasty improves outcomes 2Health News:Screening Alone Not Enough to Prevent Sudden Death in College Athletes 2
(Date:8/28/2014)... MONICA, Calif. , Aug. 28, 2014  In anticipation ... new infographic is being made available for the first time. ... San Diego offers a snapshot of ... industry. Highlighting everything from the latest employment statistics ... has made San Diego such a ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... LAKE CITY , Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ... 2000 by service academy graduates, has published a ... concentrated, three-day Leadership Excellence Course . In September ... Leadership Excellence Course to Albuquerque , ... Tucson . Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140828/140814 ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... LONDON , Aug. 28, 2014  A candidate ... The Gambia and Mali ... safety trials of potential vaccines aimed at preventing the disease that ... West Africa . Human trials of ... Health (NIH) and GlaxoSmithKline, are to be accelerated with funding from ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Infographic Published - Overview of Medtech & Life Sciences Industry in San Diego 2Academy Leaders Publishes Case Study on Work with Global Pharmaceutical Company 2Academy Leaders Publishes Case Study on Work with Global Pharmaceutical Company 3Academy Leaders Publishes Case Study on Work with Global Pharmaceutical Company 4Academy Leaders Publishes Case Study on Work with Global Pharmaceutical Company 5Ebola vaccine trials fast-tracked by international consortium 2Ebola vaccine trials fast-tracked by international consortium 3Ebola vaccine trials fast-tracked by international consortium 4Ebola vaccine trials fast-tracked by international consortium 5Ebola vaccine trials fast-tracked by international consortium 6Ebola vaccine trials fast-tracked by international consortium 7
... ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Jan. 26, 2011 ... Board: NMXC ), a developer of medical IT ... the healthcare community, announced today the implementation of a software ... its XR-EXpress telemedicine services to other systems. CEO ...
... SAN DIEGO, Jan. 26, 2011 The following statement ... LLP pursuant to an order of the United States ... TES DISTRICT COURTSOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORKHOWARD LEVINE, Individually ... Plaintiff, , vs. , ATRICURE, INC., et al., , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Correction: New Mexico Software Unveils Additional Software Significantly Expanding Availability of Its Telemedicine Services 2Correction: New Mexico Software Unveils Additional Software Significantly Expanding Availability of Its Telemedicine Services 3Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Announces Notice of Hearing to Determine Approval of Proposed Settlement of Class Action 2
... SPECIFICATIONS Appearance/Form: White to buff-colored powder Activity: >=590g of ... (A&B): Passes tests Limit of Methanol: Specific Rotation ... pH (4%, H 2 O): 3.5 to 5.5 Loss ... C 1 : 25-50% C 2 + C ...
Gentamicin is a selection antibiotic used for selection of a Bac-to-Bac recombinant expression bacmid following transposition. Gentamicin is provided as a solution at a concentration of 50 mg/ml....
Gentamicin is an aminoglycosidic antibiotic that inhibits bacterial growth by inhibiting protein synthesis. Gentamicin is used for prevention and elimination of bacterial contaminants in cell culture...
1.0% Tryptone, 0.5% yeast extract, 0.5% Sodium Chloride, 0.6% agarose....
Medicine Products: