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January 20, 2011

Radiologists at Cambridge University Hospital found that more experienced radiologists are far better at detecting breast malignancy.

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Measuring the accuracy of diagnostic imaging in symptomatic breast patients: team and individual performanceBritish Journal of Radiology | Jan 11, 2011 (Free abstract. Full text: $15)

Radiologists at Cambridge University Hospital have taken a close look at the accuracy of breast cancer diagnosis by mammography and ultrasound in their institution. Not surprisingly, they find that more experienced radiologists are far better at detecting breast malignancy. But they also reach conclusions about how to improve the performance of less experienced colleagues while assuring the best results for patients.