computer-aided detection [also called CAD]


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This is a method that turns the image on a mammogram film into a computer image. A computer program can then be used to highlight areas on the image that may be abnormal. A radiologist can look at the highlights and decide if you may need more tests or not.

Read more about computer-aided detection and other mammography techniques.

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Audio contributed by: Richard Roundtree

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