Accession Number:

ADA346062

Title:

Increasing the Accuracy of Mammogram Interpretation.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 15 Sep 96-14 Sep 97

Corporate Author:

BBN TECHNOLOGIES CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE