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Computer aided mammography yields no clear benefit, research finds

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5164 (Published 29 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5164
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Computer aided mammography, widely used in the United States, is not associated with better diagnostic accuracy than normal mammography screening, an observational study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has found.1

Computer aided detection (CAD) acts as an automated second reader by marking potentially suspicious spots for radiologists to review. It was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 1988, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services increased reimbursement for the procedure in 2002. Accordingly, it is now used in …

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