According to a recent systematic review of research conducted to date, computer programs that interpret mammograms ("computer-aided detection" or "CAD") are helpful in assisting radiologists to identify areas in the breast that are suspicious for breast cancer. Typically, a radiologist examines a woman's screening mammogram to check for signs of cancer. When using CAD with mammography, the radiologist still reads the mammogram, but a computer program also evaluates the mammogram and marks suspicious areas for the radiologist to review further.
This new review indicates that CAD mammography identifies an estimated 50 additional cancer diagnoses for every 100,000 women than are identified without the assistance of CAD.
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