Detecting breast cancer: how do experts spot problems so quickly?

Posted on 12 September 2016

New research by Dr Karla Evans and colleagues investigates visual processes involved in evaluating mammograms.

‌‌New research by Dr Karla Evans, working with colleagues at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and the University of Leeds shows that radiologists can discriminate between normal and abnormal mammograms in half a second."  

The full article in PNAS can be viewed here: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2016/08/24/1606187113.full.pdf

See the University of York's news item regarding the study: http://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2016/research/radiographer-glimpse-identifies-breast-cancer/

 

Karla Evans

Dr Karla Evans