Accession Number : ADA335866

Title :   Demonstration Project on Mammographic Computer-Aided Diagnosis for Breast Cancer Detection.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 26 Sep 96-25 Sep 97,

Corporate Author : CHICAGO UNIV IL

Personal Author(s) : Doi, Kunio

PDF Url : ADA335866

Report Date : OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The goal of this project is to demonstrate the clinical usefulness of computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) in mammographic detection of breast cancer. Our plan is to develop advanced CAD schemes for detection and characterization of clustered microcalcifications and masses by incorporating artificial neural networks and various image processing techniques. Clinical mammography workstations for automated detection of suspicious lesions in mammograms will be developed by integration of laser digitizer, high-speed computer and advanced CAD software. The prototype workstations will be used as a "second opinion" in interpreting mammograms by reducing observational errors. The outcomes of radiologists' image readings in the detection of breast cancer will be evaluated by examining radiologists' performance when reading films only and when reading film with the computer results. We believe that the outcomes of this demonstration project will lead to large-scale clinical trials and will result in commercial products for practical routine use in breast imaging.

Descriptors :   *DETECTION, *CLINICAL MEDICINE, *DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), *BREAST CANCER, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, IMAGE PROCESSING, HIGH VELOCITY, FILMS, PROTOTYPES, LASERS, ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTERS, PHARMACOLOGY, LESIONS, MAMMARY GLANDS, MAMMOGRAPHY, RADIOLOGISTS.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Cybernetics

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