Accession Number : ADA335824

Title :   A Digital Breast Imaging Teaching File

Descriptive Note : Final rept 15 Sep 94-14 Sep 97

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN FRANCISCO

Personal Author(s) : Sickles, Edward A.

PDF Url : ADA335824

Report Date : OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Because of inefficient utilization of current mammography teaching facilities and existing deficiencies in training resources for radiologists, there is a need to supplement or replace the traditional film-based method of training. The purpose of this research is to develop a digital breast imaging teaching file (DBITF) as an interactive training tool for learning and continuing education for radiologists. Two hypotheses were investigated: (1) a comprehensive DBITF can be designed and implemented using current technology, and (2) this DBITF's interactive response-driven type of instruction is more effective than the traditional 'show and tell' type of instruction used with film-based teaching files.

Descriptors :   *DIGITAL SYSTEMS, *TRAINING, *IMAGES, *BREAST CANCER, EDUCATION, INSTRUCTIONS, COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, LEARNING, RADIOGRAPHY, MAMMOGRAPHY.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE