Computer Aided Detection

Computer Aided Detection (CAD) is a state-of-the-art scanner and computer program that marks potential areas of concern on the mammogram. It works as a "second reading" or a "spell checker" of sorts for mammograms. The computer marks abnormalities on the digitized films similar to the way a computer program might alert a writer to a misspelled word. After reviewing the computer’s marking, the radiologist can decide whether the marked area is indeed an abnormality that needs follow-up or if the computer has alerted him or her to a normal area, such as a blood vessel, that is no cause for concern. The final interpretation is still made by the radiologist. CAD has been shown to improve accuracy. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 832-912-3724.

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