Aspirus Women's Health

Computer-Aided Detection

The Aspirus Breast Health Center is dedicated to giving women the greatest possible advantage against breast cancer through more effective screening; rapid diagnosis if an abnormality is detected and compassionate multi-dimensional support for dealing with the disease.

Inherent in this promise is the commitment to bring to the area medicine’s leading diagnostic tools and techniques – technologies on the very forefront of the flight against breast cancer. R2 ImageChecker is the first FDA approved computer-aided detection system for screening and full-view mammograms.

The Aspirus Breast Health Center’s R2 technology uses sophisticated pattern-recognition software to analyze your mammogram – highlighting pinpoint abnormalities that are similar to those in any of over 10,000 cancerous mammograms in its memory bank.

R2 computer-aided detection means that many breast cancers can now be discovered earlier, before they have grown or spread. That means a better chance for a normal, health life but also the possibility of less invasive treatment.

The Aspirus Breast Health Center’s R2 ImageChecker system could result in earlier detection of up to 23.4% of the cancers currently detected with screening mammography in those women who had a prior screening mammogram 9 – 24 months earlier (FDA approved Claim).