Remote Patient Management in a Mammographic Screening Environment in Underserved Areas
Annual rept. 1 Sep 2001-31 Aug 2002
PITTSBURGH UNIV PA
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Early detection of breast cancer is of significant interest to our society. Mammographic screening is gradually moving toward a distributed acquisition centralized review approach. Unfortunately, a relatively high recall rate using this approach increases patient anxiety as well as the cost and complexity of the diagnostic process. The purpose of this project is to evaluate in a multi-phase project the possible impact of a unique telemammography system that utilizes common carriers with wavelet-based data compression for image transmission on the recall rate in remote locations where physicians are not available during mammographic procedures.
- Medicine and Medical Research