It is estimated that during mammographic screening programs radiologists fail to detect approximately 25% of breast cancers visible on retrospective review; this percentage rises to 50% if minimal signs are considered. Independent double reading is now strongly recommended as it allows to reduce the rate of false negative examinations by 5-15%. Recent technological progress has allowed to develop a number of computer-aided detection (CAD) systems. The aim of CAD is to help radiologists interpret lesions by serving as a second reader. In this study the authors developed and applied a CAD system to measure its ability to microcalcifications detect and compare its performance with that of a human observer.

Bazzocchi, M., Facecchia, I., Zuiani, C., Londero, V., Smania, S., Bottigli, U., et al. (2001). Application of a computer-aided detection (CAD) system to digitalized mammograms for identifying microcalcifications. LA RADIOLOGIA MEDICA, 101(5), 334-340.

Application of a computer-aided detection (CAD) system to digitalized mammograms for identifying microcalcifications

Bottigli, U.;Delogu, P.
2001

Abstract

It is estimated that during mammographic screening programs radiologists fail to detect approximately 25% of breast cancers visible on retrospective review; this percentage rises to 50% if minimal signs are considered. Independent double reading is now strongly recommended as it allows to reduce the rate of false negative examinations by 5-15%. Recent technological progress has allowed to develop a number of computer-aided detection (CAD) systems. The aim of CAD is to help radiologists interpret lesions by serving as a second reader. In this study the authors developed and applied a CAD system to measure its ability to microcalcifications detect and compare its performance with that of a human observer.
Bazzocchi, M., Facecchia, I., Zuiani, C., Londero, V., Smania, S., Bottigli, U., et al. (2001). Application of a computer-aided detection (CAD) system to digitalized mammograms for identifying microcalcifications. LA RADIOLOGIA MEDICA, 101(5), 334-340.
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