Computer Aided Detection - CAD

What is Computer Aided Detection (CAD)?

Because some breast cancers blend into breast tissue and cannot be seen in a screening mammogram, Radiology Regional Center uses computer-aided detection, or CAD, for every mammogram we perform.  Our CAD system assists the radiologists in investigating your films to find minute breast tissue irregularities.  This highly sensitive software dramatically increases our physicians’ ability to identify subtle abnormalities and more importantly, potential breast cancers in earlier stages.

CAD acts like a “Spell-Checker” for medical images and assists radiologists by highlighting areas that warrant a second review.  This system is the first FDA approved computer-aided detection system for screening and diagnostic mammogram.

How is CAD used for Breast MRI?

Computer-aided-detection (CAD) is an automated, efficient way to process and interpret studies and guide interventional procedures. CAD helps to standardize breast MRI study analysis and offers customized reporting, designed to generate highly detailed breast MRI study reports that thoroughly and effectively communicate extent of disease.

Computer-aided-detection (CAD) plays a significant role in improving efficiency, standardization and quality in women’s imaging programs. CADstream, the first CAD application designed exclusively for MRI, automates image processing functions and corrects for patient movement during the study. The result is more standardized image processing and analysis, higher quality images and more rapid interpretation of the MRI study. The use of CAD ultimately makes breast MRI more accessible to women who would benefit from this valuable study.

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