Mammograms with computer-aided detection may not be more accurate than those without

The AP reports that research suggests that “computer-assisted detection used in most U.S. mammograms adds no benefit to breast cancer screening while substantially increasing costs.” The study was published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The research “involved nearly 324,000 women who had digital mammograms from 2003 to 2009.”

TIME reports that “there were 495,818 mammograms with CAD and 129,807 without and the results were interpreted by 271 radiologists from 66 different facilities.” The investigators “concluded that CAD did not improve diagnostic accuracy and overall there was no beneficial impact of CAD on mammography interpretation.”

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