Online breast screening training for technologists and advanced practitioner radiographers
What to expect?
The IMPROVE test set, which is a variant of the PERFORMS scheme, is a special design for technologists and advanced practitioner radiographers who undergo breast screening training.
It is administered via several of the UK breast screening training centres. As individuals undergo training, the centre asks them to examine the IMPROVE test set both early in their training and towards the end of their training.
Differences in performance between the first and second occasion help to give insight into aspects of participants’ improved skills as they have progressed.
There is a pass mark for these cases which all participants must reach, or exceed, in order to be judged capable of reading cases appropriately
IMPROVE provides a robust method for assessing the performance of trainee readers in the screening programme.
DR JONATHAN JAMES, CONSULTANT RADIOLOGIST, NOTTINGHAM BREAST INSTITUTE, UK