Computer-Aided Detection: Mammography
Early Cancer Detector
The S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center is among the first to use computer-aided detection (CAD), a significant advance in the field of breast imaging, in all screening and diagnostic mammograms. The American College of Radiology believes that CAD can be a valuable aide in the early detection of breast cancer. In clinical studies, CAD has been shown to increase the detection of breast cancer. The earlier breast cancer is detected, the better the chance for successful treatment.
Based on analysis of thousands of biopsy-proven cancers over 15 years, CAD highlights “regions of interest” such as abnormal areas of density, mass or calcification, which may indicate a disease, such as cancer. One of our radiologists subspecialized in mammography, in addition to their own interpretation, then analyzes the regions of interest to increase the chance that cancer will be detected at its earliest stage.
The S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center provides a full range of advanced imaging, both radiology and cardiology, as well as interventional radiology and interventional tumor (oncology) treatments to the greater Los Angeles area, including Beverly Hills, Encino, Mid-Cities, Sherman Oaks, Silver Lake, Studio City, Toluca Lake, and West Hollywood.