Does CAD Improve Mammograms?

Computer-aided detection (CAD) is the use of computer programs to help highlight areas on mammogram images that may be abnormal. It’s up to the radiologist to determine whether-or-not such highlighted areas are actually abnormal. In a recent study, researchers explored the added value of CAD for identifying abnormalities on digital screening mammograms. The findings not only call into question the value of using CAD, but raise the question of whether CAD isn’t doing more harm than good. Read more here.


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