Radiologic Technologist and Radiologist Knowledge Gaps about Breast Density Revealed by an Online Continuing Education Course, identified provider knowledge gaps and their predictors based on an analysis of posttest responses to DB-I’s CME/CE course, Breast Density: Why it Matters. The study found important knowledge gaps regarding breast density, breast cancer risk assessment, and breast cancer screening. Nearly half of surveyed physicians and technologists erroneously thought that lifetime risk increases with increasing age. About one-third overestimated the ability of tomosynthesis to detect cancer as nearly equal to MRI and also mistakenly thought the Gail risk model should be used to determine if a woman is high risk for the purposes of recommending MRI or genetic testing.
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