An Assessment of the Likelihood, Frequency, and Content of Verbal Communication Between Radiologists and Women Receiving Screening and Diagnostic Mammography

Patricia (Patty) Carney, Mark Kettler, Andrea J. Cook, Berta M. Geller, Leah Karliner, Diana L. Miglioretti, Erin Aiello Bowles, Diana S. Buist, Thomas H. Gallagher, Joann G. Elmore

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Abstract

Rationale and Objectives: Research on communication between radiologists and women undergoing screening and diagnostic mammography is limited. We describe community radiologists' communication practices with patients regarding screening and diagnostic mammogram results and factors associated with frequency of communication. Materials and Methods: We received surveys from 257 radiologists (70% of those eligible) about the extent to which they talk to women as part of their health care visit for either screening or diagnostic mammograms, whether this occurs if the exam assessment is positive or negative, and how they use estimates of patient risk to convey information about an abnormal exam where the specific finding of cancer is not yet known. We also assessed characteristics of the radiologists to identify associations with more or less frequent communication at the time of the mammogram. Results: Two hundred and forty-three radiologists provided complete data (95%). Very few (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1056-1063
Number of pages8
JournalAcademic Radiology
Volume16
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2009

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Keywords

  • breast cancer screening
  • Patient communication

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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An Assessment of the Likelihood, Frequency, and Content of Verbal Communication Between Radiologists and Women Receiving Screening and Diagnostic Mammography. / Carney, Patricia (Patty); Kettler, Mark; Cook, Andrea J.; Geller, Berta M.; Karliner, Leah; Miglioretti, Diana L.; Bowles, Erin Aiello; Buist, Diana S.; Gallagher, Thomas H.; Elmore, Joann G.

In: Academic Radiology, Vol. 16, No. 9, 09.2009, p. 1056-1063.

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Carney, PP, Kettler, M, Cook, AJ, Geller, BM, Karliner, L, Miglioretti, DL, Bowles, EA, Buist, DS, Gallagher, TH & Elmore, JG 2009, 'An Assessment of the Likelihood, Frequency, and Content of Verbal Communication Between Radiologists and Women Receiving Screening and Diagnostic Mammography', Academic Radiology, vol. 16, no. 9, pp. 1056-1063. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2009.02.023
Carney, Patricia (Patty) ; Kettler, Mark ; Cook, Andrea J. ; Geller, Berta M. ; Karliner, Leah ; Miglioretti, Diana L. ; Bowles, Erin Aiello ; Buist, Diana S. ; Gallagher, Thomas H. ; Elmore, Joann G. / An Assessment of the Likelihood, Frequency, and Content of Verbal Communication Between Radiologists and Women Receiving Screening and Diagnostic Mammography. In: Academic Radiology. 2009 ; Vol. 16, No. 9. pp. 1056-1063.
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