BREAST SCREENING READING TYPE

This is how a decision to recall a woman for further assessment is made if her screening films show abnormal features.

Classification:

a. single; a single radiologist reads the films and if recommends assessment, the woman is recalled
b. recall if one suggests; two radiologists or one radiologist and one specially-trained radiographer read screening films independently and recall if either one of the film readers recommends it
c. consensus; two radiologists or one radiologist and one specially-trained radiographer read screening films independently and only recall if both the readers recommend it
d. arbitration; two radiologists or one radiologist and one specially-trained radiographer read screening films independently and for the readers to discuss each case and agree on which women should be recalled
e. mixed; there is a variety of practices. This may be because different people work different sessions or if there has been a change of protocol during the year. However, it does not mean, for example, that things were done differently for a week or two because a radiologist was off sick.

Reference:
Central Return KC62 Adult Screening Programmes - Breast Screening 

This attribute is also known by these names:

Context Alias
plural BREAST SCREENING READING TYPES