Accession Number : ADA292643

Title :   Coordinated Approach to Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment for the Military (Core Program).

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Dec 92-20 Dec 93,

Corporate Author : GEORGETOWN UNIV WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Mun, Seong K.

PDF Url : ADA292643

Report Date : 19 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The Georgetown radiology research team has five separate but related grants on digital mammography. This core administrative grant provides support functions to four related interactive grants. This report is for the core administrative grant and it summarizes four related projects. A new Computed Radiography (CR) with new high resolution plates are under evaluation and the initial results are positive. We expect to start a full scale clinical trial during the second year. A new 42/21 micron film scanner has been tested favorably at DBA factory and the scanner will be delivered to Georgetown during the spring of 1994. A new digital mammography system based on amorphous selenium detector of 3M is under construction and prototype system is expected at Georgetown during the spring of 1994. Initial testing at the factory is very encouraging. Telemammography and MDIS compatibility is being studied in collaboration with Siemens Gammasonics, software developer of MDIS project. Mini database of MDIS has been installed at Georgetown and interface is under development. Computer aided diagnosis is now looking at second order effect. We are focusing on characterization of microcalicifications, detection of masses and possible approach for insertion of CADx in clinical decision making process. In summary we believe that digital mammography will be possible and may prove to be better than conventional mammography within the next several years.

Descriptors :   *DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), *MILITARY MEDICINE, *CANCER, *MAMMARY GLANDS, DATA BASES, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, CORES, DECISION MAKING, INTERACTIONS, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), CLINICAL MEDICINE, PROTOTYPES, AMORPHOUS MATERIALS, HIGH RESOLUTION, PLATES, COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSIS, RADIOGRAPHY, RADIOLOGY, SELENIUM, GRANTS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Microbiology

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