Digital Screening

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As of 2017, breast cancer is the second most common cause of death in women. Around the globe about 1.3 million women are diagnosed with breast cancer after their biennial mammographic digital screening.5 Considering this, breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the world. Digital mammograms are taken of the breast to detect any form of a tumor. People tend to believe that the Radiologist looks at their picture and determines whether a tumor is present. However, there are several types of systems that are designed to detect certain forms of breast cancer in certain areas after a screening has taken place. Essentially, the MRI screening is sent into a digital processing system to highlight any areas that might be forming…show more content…
The CS took about 12.0 minutes and the DC took about 12.71. The comparison of evaluation times is significantly the same. The second comparison between the CS and DC is image quality. Image quality is extremely important in every aspect of Radiology; however, it is drastically important in breast imaging. This is mainly because cancer in the breast is sometimes extremely small and very hard for the human eye to see. Excellent image quality can show anything from tumors to fractures. According to a performance study, the CADstream and DynaCAD provides higher image quality. They concluded this fact by having 10 Radiologists who had 4-6 years of experience run patient screenings that were difficult to read through the CS and DC. They scored the CS and DC on a scale of 0-5. Once those scores were compared, the two systems only had a 0.05 difference1. The last comparison between the two systems is what helps the radiologist improve a difficult diagnosis. Specifying whether a tumor is malignant or benign can be difficult in some cases. Therefore, the CS and DC point out distinctive characteristics of a malignant or benign tumor. A study was shown to prove that the CS and DC systems most often can differentiate tumors at the same rate. Multiple difficult images were passed through each system to see if their evaluations were
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