Article ID: CBB001023527

Pixels, Patterns and Problems of Vision: The Adaptation of Computer-Aided Diagnosis for Mammography in Radiological Practice in the U.S. (2010)


The article presents a case study on how the introduction of a medical technology for use in mammography impacted the enhancement of human skills, self-assessed competency, and ethical responsibility in clinical decision-making. The focus of the article is the introduction into the U.S. radiological field of computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) for mammography, which was initially designed in the mid-1980s to assist radiologists in the diagnosis of breast cancer.

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Authors & Contributors
Saunders, Barry Ferguson
Vall, Renée van de
Burri, Regula Valérie
Plotnick, Rachel
Stahnisch, Frank W.
Kusiak, Pauline Marie
Social Studies of Science
Science, Technology and Human Values
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
History and Technology
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
Transaction Publishers
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Chicago Press
Johns Hopkins University Press
Medical technology
Imaging technology
Medical instruments and apparatus
Visual representation; visual communication
Shatkin, Aaron J.
Time Periods
20th century, late
21st century
20th century
19th century
United States
South Korea
Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota

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