Increasing the Accuracy of Mammogram Interpretation.
Annual rept. 15 Sep 96-14 Sep 97
BBN TECHNOLOGIES CAMBRIDGE MA
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The projects aim is to refine and evaluate clinically a computer-based system to provide decision support to the radiologist in interpreting mammograms, and generate automatically a standardized report of the mammogram findings to the referring physician. In Year 3, representative case sets of mammograms and clinical data, with pathology or follow-up, were finally assembled at the Brigham and Womens Hospital referral setting and at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care a screening setting. Five BWH radiologists read their 200 cases to provide scale values for each of a checklist of perceptual features, in order to train a set of statistical prediction rules. Five HPHC readers have performed a baseline reading of their 150 case, as a comparison for the aided readings to be made in Year 4. The automated report writer was brought to a stage suitable for evaluation by a focus group of referring physicians in Year 4.
- Medicine and Medical Research
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