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Computer-Aided Detection

The Cypress Fairbanks Women's Imaging Centers offer mammogram readings with the use of Computer-Aided Detection (CAD). As the name implies, it uses a computer to analyze mammograms. The computer does not replace the radiologist who would normally read the mammograms. It merely acts as a "second opinion" for the physician.

CAD is designed to alert physicians to take a closer look at subtle warning signs that might be missed by the naked eye. The goal of using CAD is to reduce the occurrence of missed cancers and serve as a tool for early detection of breast cancer. This is particularly important, since early detection may help save lives.

CAD is simply part of the mammography reading process on screening procedures but will need to be included on the physician's order for diagnostic studies.

To schedule a mammogram at the Cypress Fairbanks Women's Imaging Center, please call 281-897-3121.