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Radiologists' ability to use computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) to improve breast biopsy recommendations
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Paper Abstract

An important issue in developing computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) methods is to demonstrate the ability of a computer aid to improve diagnostic accuracy when used by radiologists. A related issue to that is to understand how radiologists' decision-making is influenced by the computer aid. We conducted an observer performance study designed to address these issues for a computerized classification scheme for malignant and benign clustered microcalcifications in mammograms. Results of the study showed that radiologists' diagnostic performance improved significantly when they used the computer aid. The results also showed that radiologists were able to incorporate the computer aid -- a quantitative analysis of the mammogram -- effectively in their decision- making.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 1999
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3663, Medical Imaging 1999: Image Perception and Performance, (24 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.349663
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Yulei Jiang, Univ. of Chicago Medical Ctr. (United States)
Robert M. Nishikawa, Univ. of Chicago Medical Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3663:
Medical Imaging 1999: Image Perception and Performance
Elizabeth A. Krupinski, Editor(s)

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