Should previous mammograms be digitised in the transition to digital mammography?
Taylor-Phillips, Sian, Wallis, Matthew G. and Gale, Alastair G.. (2009) Should previous mammograms be digitised in the transition to digital mammography? European Radiology, Vol.19 (No.8). pp. 1890-1896. ISSN 0938-7994Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00330-009-1366-x
Breast screening specificity is improved if previous mammograms are available, which presents a challenge when converting to digital mammography. Two display options were investigated: mounting previous film mammograms on a multiviewer adjacent to the workstation, or digitising them for soft copy display. Eight qualified screen readers were videotaped undertaking routine screen reading for two 45-min sessions in each scenario. Analysis of gross eye and head movements showed that when digitised, previous mammograms were examined a greater number of times per case (p = 0.03), due to a combination of being used in 19% more cases (p = 0.04) and where used, looked at a greater number of times (28% increase, p = 0.04). Digitising previous mammograms reduced both the average time taken per case by 18% (p = 0.04) and the participants’ perceptions of workload (p < 0.05). Digitising previous analogue mammograms may be advantageous, in particular in increasing their level of use.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
T Technology > T Technology (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Breast -- Radiography, Breast -- Radiography -- Technological innovation, Radiologists -- Workload, Radiography, Medical -- Digital techniques|
|Journal or Publication Title:||European Radiology|
|Page Range:||pp. 1890-1896|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||National Institute for Health Research (Great Britain) (NIHR), Cambridge Biomedical Research Group (CBRG)|
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