Personnel and Structural Prerequisites for Screening-Programs

  • Stefan O. Schoenberg
  • Maximilian F. Reiser
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


The design of screening-programs requires a careful evaluation of the screening population, its spectrum and prevalence of disease, the training level and motivation of the physician as well as the infrastructure for clinical and radiological work-flow, image analysis and reporting. In this respect, a close interaction between the screening participant, the radiologist and the referring partners is a key prerequisite. The design of the infrastructure has to aim at defining a consistent, reproducible and clinically practicable chain of screening recruitment, diagnostic procedures and follow-up as well as treatment recommendations (Fig. 5.1).


Renal Cell Carcinoma Screen Study Mammography Screening Program Framingham Score Screening Participant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan O. Schoenberg
    • 1
  • Maximilian F. Reiser
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Radiology, University Hospital Mannheim, Medical Faculty MannheimUniversity of HeidelbergMannheimGermany
  2. 2.Department of Clinical Radiology, University Hospitals — Grosshadern and InnenstadtLudwig-Maximilians- University of MunichMunichGermany

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