Total Health Evaluation Center Tsukuba, Tsukuba Medical Center
The Japan Central Organization on Quality Assurance of Breast Cancer Screening operates or cooperates the educational programs for doctors and sonographers in charge of breast screening by ultrasound. The programs were taken over from the educational programs organized by JABTS, The Japan Association of Breast and Thyroid Ultrasound. Both courses last two days and the programs consist of 9 lectures and 6 group works for doctors and 8 lectures and 6 group works for sonographers. The titles of each are shown on the table. At the end of the course, the attendees have two kinds of image tests. The tests consist of fifty still image questions asking the categories and the diagnoses and fifty movie questions asking whether lesions which need recall are included or not. Twenty five questions by sentences asking basic aspects about breast diseases and ultrasound are added for sonographers. The all staffs who performed ultrasound or judged the ultrasound results in J-START finished the course. At the end of March 2015，about 1,300 doctors and 2,000 sonographers finished the program.