Factors affecting the rate of false positive marks in CAD in full-field digital mammography
European Journal of Radiology, 08/10/2012
Engelken F et al. – The volume of fibroglandular tissue present, but not the percentage density of the breast, affected the specificity for masses of the CAD software investigated. This may have implications for improving the performance of CAD systems, as the specificity of CAD may be improved by adjusting the algorithm threshold depending on the volume of fibroglandular tissue present. Considering both factors, fibroglandular tissue volume and percentage density, independently, could improve overall CAD performance in subgroups of patients, e.g. those with small, dense breasts or large breasts with low density.