Inter- and intra-observer assessment of the Galactogram Imaging Classification System (GICS)

Torres-Alés, Carolina; de Dios Berná-Serna, Juan; de Dios Berná-Mestre, Juan; Sola-Pérez, Joaquín
October 2011
Acta Radiologica;Oct2011, Vol. 52 Issue 8, p829
Academic Journal
Background: A new system for the classification of galactograms is reported. To date, there is no universally accepted classification system. Purpose: To evaluate inter- and intra-observer agreement of the Galactogram Imaging Classification System (GICS) Material and Methods: Six observers with different levels of experience retrospectively evaluated 30 galactograms using the GICS. Images were reviewed independently twice within a four-week period. The kappa statistic was calculated for intra- and inter-observer variability. Results: The kappa for inter-observer agreement was moderate to substantial (range 0.41-0.72). Overall, the intra-observer kappa values were excellent (range 0.80-0.94). Conclusion: The present study shows a good to very good inter- and intra-observer agreement with the GICS. We believe the GICS can be incorporated into daily practice.


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