Accession Number:

ADA411515

Title:

Remote Patient Management in a Mammographic Screening Environment in Underserved Areas

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Sep 2001-31 Aug 2002

Corporate Author:

PITTSBURGH UNIV PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE