Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) technology acts as a second pair of eyes that can see what the human eye alone cannot. CAD software is able to search your mammogram for any abnormal areas of density, mass or calcification, and highlight them for further analysis.
- Studies show that CAD, along with human review, could result in 23.4% more cancers being detected earlier.
- Used in conjunction with film-based mammograms, CAD digitizes the image much like a photo that is scanned into a computer.
- CAD technology makes evaluations more accurate.
- A CAD reading aids the radiologist in a way similar to a spell-checker on a computer, by highlighting suspicious areas on a mammogram.