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Journal Article
Commentary

Missed breast cancer: effects of subconscious bias and lesion characteristics.

Lamb LR, Mohallem Fonseca M, Verma R, et al. RadioGraphics. 2020;40(4):941-960.

This article discusses the cognitive processes that can lead to unconscious bias in breast cancer imaging. The bias (e.g. satisfaction of search, inattention blindness, hindsight, anchoring, premature closing, and satisfaction of reporting) frequently results in missed cancers. The article also proposes strategies for reducing the rates of missed cancers.