ACR, N.Y. health department to distribute free mammo education tool

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The American College of Radiology (ACR) and the N.Y. State Department of Health have partnered to distribute 1,500 copies of the college's Mammography Case Review (MCR4) educational CD-ROM free of charge to physicians in approximately 600 ACR-accredited mammography facilities throughout New York.

MCR4, a self-evaluation educational tool, enables physicians to test and improve their skills regarding the detection of cancers and other abnormalities via mammography by allowing them to evaluate multiple cases in a controlled electronic setting, supplementing real-world experience with case types that they may not have previously experienced, according to the ACR.

The ACR said that CD-based MCR4 provides instant feedback to the user, identifying abnormalities they may have missed and preparing them to better detect such indications in the future.