PERFECTS – PERFormance Evaluation for CT Screening
How does it work?
The PERFECTS scheme (PERFormance Evaluation for CT Screening) is a self-assessment and training platform aims to ensure appropriate interpretation of CT scans, to benefit patient outcome, streamline clinician workload and optimise resource allocation.
All participants report a randomised series of collated test sets of cases and automatically receive immediate detailed multimedia interactive feedback comparing their case decisions anonymously to the experts and all other users.
What to expect?
The Targeted Lung Health Checks (TLHC) programme is a new and ground-breaking programme of work in England which aims to diagnose people who have lung cancer at an earlier stage, whilst also correctly identifying those who do not have the disease. The reading of low-dose thoracic CT scans for the TLHC programme is a highly specialised skill that requires clinical experience and judgement, alongside a high perceptive ability.
The PERFECTS scheme is looking to develop these skills further and provide a quality assurance mechanism to ensure radiologists can develop and learn from their reporting practices and highlight areas that require additional training and support.
The PERFECTS scheme is funded by the NHS England and NHS Improvement.
High standards of radiology reporting are the backbone of a successful lung cancer screening programme. The job of PERFECTS is to establish, maintain and improve those standards.
PROF. DAVID BALDWIN, HONORARY PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE AND CONSULTANT RESPIRATORY PHYSICIAN, NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS AND UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM