Improving ACRs: Education

icon educationInformal and formal education that enhances radiologist knowledge, competencies and performance can help them improve in specific areas.

How to put this approach into action

Following these steps will help breast cancer screening programs implement education:

  1. Develop education programs or workshops on how to minimize harms and identify benign diseases.
  2. Coordinate and share programs across provinces and territories.

What is needed to succeed

  • A pan-Canadian group to reduce time and resource constraints and ensure consistency
  • Better instructions on what to look for when deciding whether or not to recall

Challenges to overcome

  • More value on cancer detection than harm reduction

More approaches on improving abnormal call rates in breast cancer screening with mammography

Learn more about peer review and mentorship, standardized report cards, minimum reading volumes, batch reading and double reading.