Online Learning Platform Enhances Diagnostic Accuracy

2D and 3D mammography gets a boost through partnership with DetectEDX and GE Healthcare.

Joe Darrah

May 4, 2022

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A new online learning program for radiologists is expected to improve diagnostic accuracy of breast lesions and cancers on a global scale. The effort of a collaborative between Australia-based DetectEDX and GE Healthcare, the Radiology Online Learning Platform is reportedly designed to improve the ability to correctly detect lesions in 2D and 3D mammography.

According to company officials, the online self-assessment modules have been shown to lower recall rates and improve cancer detection by more than 34%. By leveraging innovative educational technology, the learning packages enable radiologists to review an enriched cohort of 2D mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography) in real-time.

On-demand training packages provide immediate feedback on reading performance and compare the user’s classification to a pathology-verified “ground truth” for each case. Utilizing several metrics such as sensitivity, specificity, true positive, true negative, false positive, and false negative scores to gauge performance, radiologists can more confidently identify errors and focus future trainings on areas of need to improve their overall performance with disease diagnosis. Continuing medical education credits are earned upon successful completion of each training module.

“These education modules will help radiologists improve their ability to consistently identify disease,” said Sandrine Kerherve, global education manager at GE Healthcare. “The DetectEDX self-assessment tool fits well in a broad blended learning experience and allows our users to make the images their own, practicing at their own pace and gaining expertise."

Founded with the purpose to assist providers in diagnosing cancers more accurately and more quickly, DetectEDX offers training that improves detection rates based on intelligent interactive educational technology and is in use by more than 3,000 users in more than 150 countries.





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Joe Darrah

Joe Darrah is an award-winning freelance journalist based in the Philadelphia region who covers a variety of topics, including healthcare and medical technology. His articles have been published in more than 40 publications.

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