RESTON, Va., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The
American College of Radiology (ACR) distributed 1,500 copies of the
College’s Mammography Case Review (MCR5) educational
CD-ROM free of charge to physicians in approximately 600
ACR-accredited mammography facilities throughout New York
Mammography Case Review (MCR5), a self-evaluation
educational tool, enables physicians to test and improve their
skills regarding the detection of cancers and other abnormalities
via mammography by allowing them to evaluate multiple cases in a
controlled electronic setting, supplementing their real world
experience with case types that they may not have previously
experienced. “I encourage physicians to take advantage of
this interactive educational opportunity to ensure that women in
New York State receive the highest quality mammography services,”
said New York State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, MD.
“Mammography has undoubtedly served to reduce breast cancer
deaths nationwide and is the gold standard for detection of breast
cancer. However, mammograms remain one of the most challenging
exams for physicians to interpret. The ACR is proud to offer this
important tool to help physicians better interpret this extremely
important exam which is of paramount importance in the battle
against breast cancer,” said ACR Chief Executive Officer Harvey L.
Neiman, MD, FACR.
The CD-based Mammography Case Review provides instant
feedback to the user identifying abnormalities that they may have
missed (if any) and prepares them to better detect such
abnormalities in the future.
“Mammography Case Review enables physicians to sharpen
their mammography skills on some of the most challenging cases that
they may ever encounter and allows any learning curve to take place
online instead of on patients,” said ACR Vice-President Lawrence
Davis, MD, FACR, interim chair, department of radiology, Long