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Effects of incorrect computer-aided detection (CAD) output on human decision-making in mammography

Alberdi, E., Povyakalo, A. A., Strigini, L. & Ayton, P. (2004). Effects of incorrect computer-aided detection (CAD) output on human decision-making in mammography. Academic Radiology, 11(8), pp. 909-918. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2004.05.012


To investigate the effects of incorrect computer output on the reliability of the decisions of human users. This work followed an independent UK clinical trial that evaluated the impact of computer-aided detection(CAD) in breast screening. The aim was to use data from this trial to feed into probabilistic models (similar to those used in "reliability engineering") which would detect and assess possible ways of improving the human-CAD interaction. Some analyses required extra data; therefore, two supplementary studies were conducted. Study 1 was designed to elucidate the effects of computer failure on human performance. Study 2 was conducted to clarify unexpected findings from Study 1.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: Analysis of Variance, Bias (Epidemiology), Breast Neoplasms, Decision Making, Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted, False Negative Reactions, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Image Processing, Computer-Assisted, Mammography, Mass Screening, Models, Statistical, Probability, Radiographic Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted, Reproducibility of Results, Sensitivity and Specificity
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Psychology
School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > Software Reliability
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