BreastScreen Reader Assessment Strategy
BREAST events for Feb/March 2023
The BREAST team have been busy organising our next events! We are hosting a FREE DBT virtual webinar for all breast screening readers for Feb 28th 2023 at 5-7pm AEDT (Sydney time), with special guest Dr Garvin Williamsz, senior specialist BreastScreen and Hunter New England LHD. Please register your interest here:
Furthermore, our next conference workshop will be in March 2023 at the Breast Imaging Group (BIG) in Adelaide, where we will be releasing out newly developed junior breast test set, aimed for registrars/trainees. More details to follow.
Just a reminder, BREAST has upgraded our online platform that now enables all readers to utilise our test sets without the need for PACS.
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High quality breast imaging and accurate image assessment are critical to the early diagnoses, treatment and management of women with cancer. Mammography is the primary diagnostic tool for detecting breast cancer with 800,000 women X-rayed annually in Australia however, it fails to detect 30% of breast cancers, with many missed cancers being visible on the image. The BreastScreen Reader Assessment Strategy (BREAST) monitors mistakes, identify reasons for mammographic errors and create innovative solutions to reduce errors.
BREAST is based on digital screen reading test sets designed to assess the performance of radiologists and radiology registrars. Developed by a team of researchers at the University of Sydney in collaboration with Cancer Institute NSW in 2011, BREAST has made it possible for thousands of clinicians to assess their performance on high-quality test sets in mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis, at workshops and in their own clinics. This immediate feedback is made possible through the online app, BreastAustralia. To view how BreastAustralia works, check out our video.
The data generated by BREAST are de-identified and used for further research in the fields of radiology performance, perception science, medical imaging technologies, breast imaging optimisation, and other domains.
These features make BREAST a powerful radiology training and research tool that is being used in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Middle East, and Europe.