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27 March 1996 Defining the perceptual processes involved with mammographic diagnostic errors
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Screening for breast cancer using mammography is currently the most sensitive technique for detecting early signs of this disease. Interpreting mammograms is a complex process and in common with other areas of visual inspection some errors of over and under-reading occur. A study is reported which investigates the nature of these errors in relation to both the initial overall global impression and the subsequent detailed visual search of the mammogram. Results demonstrate the importance of detailed visual search in mammography to detect possible abnormalities and the role of search factors in error occurrence.
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Mark D. Mugglestone, Alastair G. Gale, Helen C. Cowley, and A. R. M. Wilson "Defining the perceptual processes involved with mammographic diagnostic errors", Proc. SPIE 2712, Medical Imaging 1996: Image Perception, (27 March 1996); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.236862
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