PERsonal perFORmance in Mammographic Screening

The IMPROVE Scheme

IMPROVE is a variant on the PERFORMS approach and runs as a test of an individual’s screening skills. It employs a number of difficult screening cases together with a computerised reporting system and is used during breast screening training.

Diagram - test, train, test

Individuals sit the test at some point early in their training and then again some time later, as they finish training. There is a criterion pass mark on sensitivity and specificity which they need to reach in order to be successful in the test on the second occasion. Differences in performance between the first and second occasion help to give insight into aspects of the individual’s improved skills as they have progressed.