The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of breast imaging workshop for enhancing the knowledge and skills of the participants using the pre and post test as an assessment method
Breast imaging holds a key position not only in breast cancer screening and diagnosis but also for staging and post treatment surveillance.
There are not enough qualified radiologists to interpret breast imaging examinations like screening mammography or to perform diagnostic evaluation in case of abnormal screening finding. The availability of sufficient number of radiologist qualified to interpret mammography and perform breast interventions is a concern not only for radiologist nationally and internationally but also for the health care community.Newly trained radiologist can play an important...
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This cross sectional analytical study was conducted in the department of Radiology at Aga Khan University hospital in August 2014.
Participants from different institutes of the province-Sindh with interest in breast imaging attending the breast imaging workshop conducted during the Breast Symposium in October 2013 were included.
There were two groups of participants; one group completed both the pre/post test.
The other group comprised of participants who only attempted post test.
The pre-post test consisted of ten multiple choice questions covering different aspects of...
Breast imaging is a recognized subspecialty in radiology and reflects the need to have experts in the techniques and examinations of breast.
Dedicated training in this subspecialty is important because breast cancer is second only to lung malignancies as a cause of cancer death and the Institute of Medicine and the Society of Breast Imaging have independently reported a shortage of radiologist qualified in breast imaging.
In this study,
the subjects were taught different imaging modalities utilized for breast work up like mammography,
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