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Reduced mammogram accuracy

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Study finds digital mammograms less accurate.
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Computer-aided detection (CAD) software designed to improve how radiologists interpret mammograms may instead make readings less accurate, according to research conducted by investigators at UC Davis and the National Cancer Institute's Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, showed that women who received screening mammograms at centers using CAD software were more likely to be told their mammograms were abnormal and thus to undergo biopsies to rule out breast cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved CAD's use in 1998, and the technology has been incorporated into many mammography-imaging practices. Yet, its effect on the accuracy of interpretation had previously been unclear.

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