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Computer-assisted Decision (CAD) Systems in Radiology.

Time:

2:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Author:

Maryellen L. Giger, Georgia D. Tourassi, and Robyn L. Birdwell

Code: RC123

Objective:

This session includes three sections. The first is A Short History of , which discusses the roots of and decision support in radiology. This section will review the trends in the progression of CAD in radiology. Attendees are going to understand the current state of CAD and the potential role in the future. The second section is Engineering Aspects of CAD Technology, which highlights basic algorithmic framework of a CAD system and how it is designed to address the challenges of medical image interpretation. Attendees will be provided with an overview of image analysis steps in a typical CAD system. They will also learn decision methods that are popular in CAD technology and increase radiologists’ understanding on the trade-offs and potential of these methods. This section also discusses human factor engineering issues, and the potential evolution of CAD algorithms for detection, diagnosis, treatment planning, and follow-up. The third section, The Radiologist’s Perspective on CAD, is highlighting the outline purpose of CADe with mammography.  It will discuss prospective data supporting the benefit of CADe. Attendees will lean the advances in CAD with ultrasound and MR Imaging.

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