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Computers to read mammograms?

2nd October 2008

A study for Cancer Research UK has shown that a computer plus one expert are as effective at spotting breast cancer as the two experts usually used to read a mammogram in the UK.

Computer-aided detection found 198 out of 227 cancers, compared with 199 from double-reading, in the study involving 28,000 women. The results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine and indicate that NHS breast screening could be made more efficient and enable doctors to see more women than at present.

 

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