Cues for interpreting mammograms

According to a series of experiments in which 49 radiologists viewed mammograms for half a second, the radiologists could discriminate between abnormal and normal mammograms more accurately with high spatial frequency images that are limited to the fine detail of the breast, compared with images restricted to coarse breast structure, which is generally thought to aid density judgments; further, radiologists could identify breast cancer cases when viewing the mammogram of the opposite breast, findings with potential implications for improving breast cancer detection. - Read at PNAS.org

Article #16-06187: “A half-second glimpse often lets radiologists identify breast cancer cases even when viewing the mammogram of the opposite breast,” by Karla K. Evans, Tamara Miner Haygood, Julie Cooper, Anne-Marie Culpan, and Jeremy M. Wolfe.