Expertise

Intro

The PERFORMS scheme draws on the scientific expertise of academic researchers in medical imaging and the radiological expertise of numerous breast screening radiologists within the National Screening Programme in the UK.

Invented and developed by Professor Alastair Gale, a leading international authority on medical image perception in association with the NHS Breast Screening Programme. PERFORMS® is the de facto standard in radiological self-assessment and is the first national self-assessment scheme in radiology in the world.

Expertise

Alastair holds degrees in psychology from Durham University, UK. He is a Chartered Psychologist and a Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors Specialist. His research is concerned with human performance, errors and how to minimise these.  He has researched into radiological diagnostic performance for over 40 years.

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Yan is Senior Research Fellow at Loughborough University. She holds a BEng in Computer Science from Central South University, China and an MSc in Information Science at Sheffield University UK. She completed a PhD at Loughborough University examining Intelligent Computing Applications in mammographic interpretation training in the UK, USA and China.

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