St. Jude Kathryn T. McCarty Breast Center offers an advanced diagnostic tool designed to help in the fight against breast cancer. Our dedicated radiologists utilize Computer-Aided Detection (CAD), to further analyze mammograms. This sophisticated technology does not replace the radiologist who would normally read the mammogram; 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. CAD serves as an additional tool for early detection of breast cancer, which is particularly important since early detection may help save lives.
CAD is simply part of the mammography-reading process on screening procedures.