Accession Number : ADA336840

Title :   Evaluation of Digital Mammography Display

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Sep 96-31 Aug 97

Corporate Author : NORTH CAROLINA UNIV AT CHAPEL HILL

Personal Author(s) : Pisano, Etta

PDF Url : ADA336840

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The purpose of this research is to experimentally determine the diagnostic accuracy and clinical acceptability of digitally acquired mammograms displayed on softcopy display compared to laser printed hardcopy. Implementation of state of the art digital mammography and displays in the clinical setting is underway. We have investigated image display enhancement methods that have demonstrated improvement in feature detection in the laboratory. We are now implementing the best image processing methods into state of the art high resolution, high brightness displays coupled to a full field digital mammography unit. We are now obtaining digital mammograms under a clinical protocol that will allow us to carry out a pilot observer study to compare laser printed film images vs workstation displays.

Descriptors :   *DIGITAL SYSTEMS, *DISPLAY SYSTEMS, *BREAST CANCER, *MAMMOGRAPHY, IMAGE PROCESSING, DETECTION, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT, MEDICAL RESEARCH.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE