Accession Number : ADA336514

Title :   Optimization of Technique Factors for Conventional Mammography.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 15 Aug 96-14 Aug 97,

Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER DENVER

Personal Author(s) : Hendrick, R. E.

PDF Url : ADA336514

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : This report summarizes progress achieved during year three of a three and one half year postdoctoral research project to determine the optimum technique factors for conventional mammography. This year's work centered on separately analyzing the effects of mammography film, processing conditions, and technique factor selection on image contrast and low-contrast lesion detection. Methods of evaluating film, processing, and technique factor selection for screen-film mammography were applied to approximately one dozen clinical sites involved in the Colorado Mammography Advocacy Project (CMAP), improved technique factors were recommended, and the resulting improvement in image quality at CMAP sites was evaluated. Work being performed now during the one half year extension of this project centers on completion of analysis and publication of all study results.

Descriptors :   *NEOPLASMS, *MEDICAL RESEARCH, *MAMMOGRAPHY, IMAGE PROCESSING, FILMS, CLINICAL MEDICINE, BIOLOGICAL DETECTION, LESIONS, LOW INTENSITY, PHOTOGRAPHIC CONTRAST, BREAST CANCER.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE