CAD detects very early stages of breast cancer by detecting masses that are too small for a radiologist to detect with mammography alone.
CAD provides a second, more detailed look at the film following the initial mammography. Because of its sensitivity to small masses of cancer, it highlights suspicious areas on the film that we might otherwise have missed.
While mammography itself is one of the best modalities available to detect early signs of breast cancer, CAD further improves early detection rates by as much as 25 percent. The diagnostic solution is covered by insurance.