Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in the world. The Digital Cancer Screening Group, led by Dr Yan Chen, has designed and developed an external quality assurance (EQA) system on behalf of Targeted Lung Health Check Programme, NHS England and Improvement.
PERFECTS (PERFormance Evaluation for CT Screening) is an interactive, digital and robust EQA system that uses difficult lung CT scans, selected by an international panel of experts, to ensure high standards of lung cancer screening. It has been accredited by the Royal College of Radiologists, UK. By testing radiologists with real cases in various formats, with functionality to replicate reading in real-life practice, this novel platform allows users to compare themselves against their peers nationally and identify the need for further training. This is the first platform of its kind globally.