Automated Analysis and Display of Temporal Sequences of Mammograms
Annual rept. 1 Jul 2004-30 Jun 2005
PITTSBURGH UNIV PA
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Although screening for breast cancer has been effective in detecting cancers, it is not clear that the diagnostic information present in sequences of screening exams is currently being utilized. This project has integrated several novel technologies into a system for providing mammographers with information about changing tissue patterns derived from temporal sequences of images. Our hypotheses are 1 Sequences of screening mammograms contain information about tissue changes that is not otherwise being exploited in the diagnosis of breast cancer and, 2 Changing tissue patterns can automatically be identified, and correlated with diagnostic questions. To date, the tasks described in the statement of work have been completed, but unexpected issues arising from that work are being addressed in a 1-year extension of the project. This involves defining additional time- dependent features, and having the system subjectively evaluated by radiologists.
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