Reducing recall rate – Dr Alexandra Valencia, Consultant Radiologist, Bristol
This talk aims to:
• Describe the balance between CDR and specificity
• Outline ways of improving film reading as an individual
• Increase awareness of the effect of individual performance on the team and unit performance
• Describe options of consensus and arbitration and the effect on recall
Dr Alexandra Valencia MBBS equivalent, MD, FRCR graduated from Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Senora del Rosario School of Medicine in Bogota, Colombia in 1993 and completed Specialist Radiology Training at the Sociedad de Cirugia Hospital de San Jose, Bogota in January 2000. She moved to the UK in 2001 and joined the Radiology Training Scheme in Bristol where she became interested in breast radiology. She was appointed as a Consultant Radiologist at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and Avon Breast Screening in 2006 and was Director of Screening from 2012-2019, helping to plan the centralisation of breast services in Bristol. The Bristol Breast Care Centre opened on the new site in Southmead Hospital in 2014. She was Clinical Lead for the Bristol Breast Care Centre from 2018-2020, has been a Professional Clinical Advisor for PHE since 2014 and is currently a member of the Breast Screening Clinical Professional Group and the Clinical Advisory Group. Her main interests are Breast MR and breast interventional procedures as well as Quality Assurance in the NHSBSP and increasing the efficiency of breast screening.
Cases to learn from – Dr Keshthra Satchithananda, Consultant Radiologist, King’s College Hospital, London
Dr Keshthra Satchithananda is a consultant radiologist at King’s College Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College London. She is the Director of Breast Screening for the South East London Breast Screening Program and National Training Centre. She is a radiology Clinical Professional Advisor (CPG) for Quality Assurance in PHE South Region. She has been a consultant radiologist for 15 years and the last five years has been at King’s College hospital.
She is interested in new technologies, education and training, organising courses nationally and is an invited speaker to both national and international meetings
Small round masses – hints & tips – Dr Nisha Sharma, Director of Breast Screening and Clinical Lead for Breast Imaging, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
This talk will show how:
• Interrogation of round masses is important to determine the level of concern.
• Review of previous mammograms are important.
• Consistent approach in managing these lesions when recalled.
Dr Nisha Sharma is the Director of Breast Screening Leeds/Wakefield. She works both in screening and symptomatic services. She is a professional radiology clinical advisor for breast screening. She is active in research and audit. This is primarily focussed on research centred around improving the patient pathway and outcomes. She also has an interest in artificial intelligence and assessing new technologies.