AFROC analysis of reporting radiographer’s performance in CT head interpretation
Lockwood, P. and Piper, K. 2015. AFROC analysis of reporting radiographer’s performance in CT head interpretation. Radiography. 21 (3), pp. e90-e95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2015.04.001
|Authors||Lockwood, P. and Piper, K.|
Aim: A preliminary small scale study to assess the diagnostic performance of a limited group of reporting radiographers and consultant radiologists in clinical practice undertaking computer tomography (CT) head interpretation
Results: The reporting radiographers results demonstrated a mean sensitivity rate of 88.7% (95% CI 82.3 to 95.1%), specificity 95.6% (96% CI 90.1 to 100%) and accuracy of 92.2% (95% CI 89.3 to 95%). The consultant radiologists mean sensitivity rate was 83.35% (95% CI 80 to 86.7%), specificity 90% (95% CI 86.7 to 93.3%) and accuracy of 86.65% (95% CI 83.3 to 90%). Observer performance between the two groups was compared with AFROC, AUC, and standard error analysis (p=0.94, SE 0.202).
Conclusion: The findings of this research indicate that within a limited study, a small group of reporting radiographers demonstrated high levels of diagnostic accuracy in the interpretation of CT head examinations that was equivalent to a small selection of consultant radiologists.
|Journal citation||21 (3), pp. e90-e95|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2015.04.001|
|15 May 2015|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||28 May 2015|
|Accepted||26 Apr 2015|
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