Frequently Asked Questions
Implementation and Registration
- I work for BreastScreen. How can I have the BREAST test sets at my clinic?
BREAST is available to all BreastScreen Australia services care of Cancer Institute NSW and the Australian Department of Health. So, if you work for BreastScreen chances are you already have our test sets at your workstations. To find out, speak with your Designated Radiologist, Clinical Coordinator, Data Manager, or contact us (hyperlink email@example.com).
- I don’t work for BreastScreen. How can I have the BREAST test sets at my clinic?
Please contact us (hyperlink firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss the options available to you. Generally, implementation involves setting up your clinic’s workstations with:
– Internet access with Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browser
– Approval to access the website to BreastAustralia (hyperlink https://breastaustralia.com/)
– Our test sets installed into your clinic’s PACS
- I’m a radiologist. How do I register?
Visit the BreastAustralia Register page (hyperlink: https://breastaustralia.com/register) and complete the online form. If you are a radiologist or breast physician for BreastScreen Australia, enter your SAS in the Place of Work section and your Designated Radiologist or Clinical Coordinator’s name in the Referred by section. If you are NOT a BreastScreen employee, please contact us (hyperlink email@example.com) first.After you register, please wait up to 24 hours for your account to be confirmed. You will receive an email from BREAST confirming access. Check your spam/trash folder in case BREAST emails were filtered.
- I’m a registrar. How do I register?
BREAST qualifies for the experiential criteria for registrar training with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR). If you are a registrar with BreastScreen you can register via the BreastAustralia Register page (hyperlink: https://breastaustralia.com/register) and enter your SAS in the Place of Work section and your Designated Radiologist or Clinical Coordinator’s name in the Referred by section.After you register, please wait up to 24 hours for your account to be confirmed. You will receive an email from BREAST confirming access. Check your spam/trash folder in case BREAST emails were filtered.
- What browser do I use?
Use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.
- Where do I login?
Login by clicking here or copy and paste this URL to your browser – https://breastaustralia.com/login
- What is my username/password?
The email address you used to register is your username. To be reminded of your password click on the I have forgotten my password on the login page. Password must have at least 8 characters, one capital letter, a number and one special character.
- Why do I have to complete a Questionnaire before doing a test set?
With your consent, we collect information about your work experience and other characteristics at the time you do a test set so data analyses can be performed on these variables. Please note that all data are de-identified.
- Do I have to mark the lesion in both CC and MLO views?
Please mark all the lesions that you see on both views, even if it is the same lesion. This will improve your JAFROC figure of merit and provide BREAST researchers with valuable information about lesion sensitivity.
- How many cases are there in a test set?
There are 60 cases in a test set. We recommend that you allow 2 hours to complete the entire set and feedback in one session.
- I’ve run out of time and I won’t be able to finish the test rest right now. What do I do?
If you need to walk away for any reason, simply finish marking the case you are currently on and log out. You can resume your session when you log back in by going to My Test Sets and clicking Continue.
- Can I do the test set more than once?
Yes, you can redo a test set that you have already completed. For reporting purposes, we will only use the results of your first attempt.
- I’ve completed the test set. What now?
When you finish a test set, you can see your scores and view the answers by clicking on the Answers tab. Here, you can see each case, your selections and the correct answers. You can also download a copy of your Completion Certificate by clicking on the Certificate button.
- What happens with my results?
Your results are automatically saved in the BREAST databank. Data from BreastScreen readers may be used as part of quality assurance programs within BreastScreen.
- Can I get CPD points?
Yes, BREAST is endorsed by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists as a Continuing Professional Development activity. As of 2018, you can claim 6 CPD points under Category 6.4 Practical Skill Workshop using your test set completion certificate. Please visit the RANZCR website for more details.
- Can BREAST give me information on my recall rate that corresponds with the National Accreditation Standards (NAS) for BreastScreen?
Our test sets give no information on recall rates, except as far as your specificity score relates to recall and false positive recalls. With the main role of BREAST as individual self-assessment tool, we only seek to provide a comparison of performances with other readers in an anonymised manner. While BREAST can carry out validation with clinical audit, this will enable broad rather than precise comparisons.