Accession Number : ADA323616

Title :   Clinical Optimization of Current Digital Mammography Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Dec 92-14 Jul 96,

Corporate Author : GEORGETOWN UNIV WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Freedman, Matthew

PDF Url : ADA323616

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 200

Abstract : The purpose was to test existing methods for digital mammography. We discovered in this process that the methods current in 1992 were not sufficient for digital mammography. We have worked independently and with several manufacturers to develop a system for digital mammography that in our initial statistical study shows adequate quality for clinical implementation. During this project we have investigated optimization of methods for image acquisition, image processing and image display. Each of these represented major challenges and it was only by the close working relationship established between the research team and our commercial suppliers that the goal of acceptable digital mammography was reached. This project has, based on our findings and advice, we believe, guided manufacturers to develop the necessary tools for acceptable digital mammography. We believe that our presentations and publications have helped push the agenda for the development of still better digital mammography systems because our results were so promising.

Descriptors :   *DIGITAL SYSTEMS, *BREAST CANCER, *MAMMOGRAPHY, IMAGE PROCESSING, OPTIMIZATION, CLINICAL MEDICINE, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), IMAGES, PIXELS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Cybernetics
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE