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Large screening mammography study restores faith in CAD

February 18, 2008

Large screening mammography study restores faith in CAD
H. A. Abella
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A new study based on nearly a quarter million mammograms suggests screening mammography with computer-aided detection is more sensitive than double reads. The findings contradict a key study published last year questioning its effectiveness.

CAD's potential for yielding too many false positives remains controversial. Radiologists argue its misuse drives up recall rates and, with them, the number of unwarranted biopsies and overall mammography costs. CAD came under close scrutiny after a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine in April 2007 concluded the technology could worsen the interpretation of mammograms instead of improving it.



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This article was republished with permission from CMPMedica, LLC

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