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Performance Benchmarks for Screening Mammography

Rosenberg RD, Yankaskas BC, Abraham LA, Sickles EA, Lehman CD, Geller BM, Carney PA, Kerlikowske K, Buist DS, Weaver DL, Barlow WE, Ballard-Barbash R. Performance benchmarks for screening mammography. Radiology 2006 Oct;241(1):55-66. [Abstract]

In the United States, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation requires limited auditing of clinical outcomes for all screening and diagnostic mammography examinations that have been assessed as either suspicious for malignancy or highly suggestive of malignancy. More comprehensive auditing is performed by many mammography facilities in both the United States and other countries. Auditing is thought to be a useful quality assurance procedure, providing performance feedback to both mammography facilities and individual interpreting radiologists.

The following tables and figures contain a range of performance parameters pertinent to the comprehensive auditing of screening mammography examinations. These tables and figures contain supplemental information from the published paper listed above. (Note: These data have not been submitted for peer review.) Pooling of these data from BCSC registries provides by far the largest reported experience involving screening mammography practice, from which reasonable and realistic screening benchmarks may be derived.

Tables

The latest estimates for the following tables are based on 2,061,691 screening mammography examinations performed between 2002 and 2006.

Figures

The following figures display smoothed plots of frequency distributions for screening mammography performance parameters. An overlaid solid line indicates the 50th percentile (median), paired dashed lines indicate the 25th and 75th percentiles, and paired dotted lines indicate the 10th and 90th percentiles.

  1. Smoothed Plots of Frequency Distributions of Recall Rates (Among Radiologists with 1,000 or More Examinations), 2004 - 2008 -- based on BCSC data through 2009
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  2. Smoothed Plots of Frequency Distributions of PPV1 (Among Radiologists with 100 or More Examinations with Abnormal Interpretations), 2004 - 2008 -- based on BCSC data through 2009
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  3. Smoothed Plots of Frequency Distributions of PPV2 (Among Radiologists with 30 or More Biopsy Recommendations), 2004 - 2008 -- based on BCSC data through 2009
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  4. Smoothed Plots of Frequency Distributions of PPV3 (Among Radiologists with 30 or More Biopsies Performed), 2004 - 2008 -- based on BCSC data through 2009
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  5. Smoothed Plots of Frequency Distributions of Cancer Detection Rates (Among Radiologists with 1,000 or More Examinations), 2004 - 2008 -- based on BCSC data through 2009
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  6. Smoothed Plots of Frequency Distributions of Invasive Cancer Size (Among Radiologists Finding 15 or More Invasive Cancers of Known Size), 2004 - 2008 -- based on BCSC data through 2009
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  7. Smoothed Plots of Frequency Distributions of Minimal Cancer Percentage (Among Radiologists Finding 15 or More DCIS and Invasive Cancers of Known Size), 2004 - 2008 -- based on BCSC data through 2009
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  8. Smoothed Plots of Frequency Distributions of Node-Negative Percentage (Among Radiologists Finding 15 or More Invasive Cancers of Known Nodal Status), 2004 - 2008 -- based on BCSC data through 2009
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  9. Smoothed Plots of Frequency Distributions of Stage 0 or I Percentage (Among Radiologists Finding 15 or More Cancers of Known Stage), 2004 - 2008 -- based on BCSC data through 2009
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  10. Smoothed Plots of Sensitivity (Among Radiologists Finding 30 or More Cancers), 2004 - 2008 -- based on BCSC data through 2009
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  11. Smoothed Plots of Specificity (Among Radiologists Finding 1,000 or More Non-Cancers), 2004 - 2008 -- based on BCSC data through 2009
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