Accession Number : ADA328880

Title :   Coordinated Approach to Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment for the Military.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Dec 92-1 Dec 96,

Corporate Author : GEORGETOWN UNIV WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Mun, Seong K.

PDF Url : ADA328880

Report Date : MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : The Georgetown University research team has four separate but related grants to address key components of a digital mammography system that includes image data acquisition, image processing, image display and communication. A core grant serves as administrative support to the four related interactive grants on digital mammography. This report of the core grant summarizes the progresses of all four related projects throughout the entire period of the funded research in a concise format. Detailed reports on each individual projects can be found in the individual final reports that have been submitted to USAMRMC. The project for clinical optimization of current mammography systems has produced very promising results that are shown in our demonstrations and publications. This study has guided manufacturers to develop the necessary tools for acceptable digital mammography. A computer based method for evaluation and quality control of image quality of digital mammograms has been developed. A new storage based CR system with image quality that meets the requirements of mammography has been evaluated. We have demonstrated the feasibility of telemammography. Significant progresses have been made in the development and implementation of computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) algorithms.

Descriptors :   *DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), *MILITARY MEDICINE, *COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSIS, *BREAST CANCER, ALGORITHMS, IMAGE PROCESSING, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, OPTIMIZATION, INTERACTIONS, CLINICAL MEDICINE, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, MAMMOGRAPHY.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE