Navigation Links
Are Computer-aided Mammogram Reports Reliable?

Boston - Computer-aided mammogram, a diagnostic evaluation method to detect breast cancer may not be completely reliable, and often needs a biopsy// for confirmation, a report states. In the United States alone, almost 24 million mammograms take place annually.

During a study, researchers from The University of California delved into 429,000 mammograms taken from 1998 to 2002. Seven of the 42 centers from which the mammogram reports were taken, had adopted computer-aided technology to decipher the mammograms.

The study revealed the enormous mismatch in diagnosis when computer aided technology was used to decipher mammograms. In the case of human-deciphered mammograms, 98 out of every 1,000 women were mis-diagnosed. In the case of computer deciphered mammograms, the misdiagnosis was 128 out of 1,000 women. It was also seen that computer deciphered mammograms focused on non-alarming cancers. According to researchers, there seemed to be no significant contribution using this procedure to detect breast cancer.

Therefore, there is a lot of interest in improving methods to detect breast cancer. MRI’s are found to be better in cancer diagnosis, as it could detect 10 times as many cancers compared to mammography or physical examination. But this procedure is very expensive. Yet, the chance of an MRI detecting a tumor is 70% greater compared to mammography or ultrasound which is only 30%.

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Mammograms Reduce Risk of Dying
2. Mammograms better than self-exam
3. Breast Implants May Interfere With The Interpretation Of Mammogram Results
4. The Best Way To Decrease Post-Mammogram Stress
5. Accuracy of Mammograms
6. Frequent Mammograms Can Decreases The Risk of Death
7. Mammograms The Best In Detecting Breast Cancer
8. Digital Mammogram For Detection Of Breast Cancer In Women With Dense Breasts
9. Breast Cancer Survivors Fail To Show Interest In Follow Up Mammogram
10. Mammograms Detect Non Progressive Cancer
11. Older Women Have Fewer Mammograms Than is Reported
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements ... that was developed to enhance the health of felines. The formula is all-natural and ... main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due ... up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away ... a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van ... Wellness at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite ... 7th annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone ... physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If ... at my other children and say he was going to kill them. If we ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, ... minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to ... value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, and make ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition ... report to their offering. ... The World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers the world ... in the report includes the following: , ... by Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 , World ...
(Date:6/24/2016)...  Arkis BioSciences, a leading innovator in the ... cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced it has secured ... led by Innova Memphis, followed by Angel Capital ... Arkis, new financing will accelerate the commercialization of ... of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced ... Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, Petrochemical, Glycerin), Inorganic Chemical), Functionality ... - Global Forecast to 2021" report to their ... global pharmaceutical excipients market is projected to reach USD ... in the forecast period 2016 to 2021. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: