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Medical News & Perspectives
January 2, 2002

Assisted Computed Tomography Aids Diagnoses of Two Cancers

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JAMA. 2002;287(1):32. doi:10.1001/jama.287.1.32-JMN0102-3-1

Chicago—Computed tomography (CT) scanning is becoming the preferred method for detecting certain cancers, but interpretation is time consuming and not infallible. Researchers are creating computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) software that they hope will reduce radiologists' work hours while improving their accuracy when assessing CT images.

CAD software is already used with mammography to detect breast cancer. At the November Scientific Assembly of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), researchers presented preliminary findings showing that CAD enhanced CT scanning in detecting colorectal and lung cancers.

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