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Computer aids for detection and diagnosis in mammography

Taylor, P; (2002) Computer aids for detection and diagnosis in mammography. Imaging , 14 (6) pp. 472-477.

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Abstract

• Screening: Interpreting screening mammograms is difficult; radiologists must maintain specificity while reading films with a very low incidence of cancer. Estimates suggest sensitivity is no higher than 75%. • CAD: Commercial systems are now available that prompt radiologists to look at suspicious regions. Such systems achieve high sensitivity but at low specificity. • Evaluations: Evaluations of these CAD systems reveal that they do well at detecting microcalcifications but less well at detecting masses. • Impact on decision-making: The low specificity of the computer prompts seems to hinder their capacity to influence radiologists' decision-making. • Prospective trials: Only one prospective trial has been carried out of a CAD system for mammography. A replication of this trial in a UK setting is awaited. © 2002 The British Institute of Radiology.

Type: Article
Title: Computer aids for detection and diagnosis in mammography
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > UCL School of Pharmacy
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > UCL School of Pharmacy > Pharmaceutics
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care > CHIME
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/102168
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