Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Reinterpretation on Negative Findings for CAD in Mammography

I have recently published an article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Oxford University Press) a leading medical journal. It is a letter in reply to a recently published and highly publicized study on the use of computer-aided detection (CAD) technologies in breast cancer screening via mammography. That study, published late last summer was the world's largest study on the effects of computer-aided detection technologies in breast cancer screening (in terms of the number of examinations incorporated into the analysis - 1.6 million screening examinations). The study reported largely negative findings for the performance of breast cancer screening with the help of computer-aided detection technologies.