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double reading 

IMAGING, PATHOLOGY

A popular term for the diagnostic assessment of images–e.g., from pathology–cytology, surgical pathology or radiology–CT, MRI, mammography, by either a second pair of eyes–i.e., by another pathologist or radiologist, or by the same physician at a different diagnostic session.

Double reading of mammograms is said to increase cancer detection by up to 15% 

Synonym Double interpretation 

Reference Academic Radiology, October, 2011, T Oneida
http://www.healthimaging.com/topics/practice-management/study-radiologists-more-confident-double-reading-cad

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