Development of an Automated Modality-Independent Elastographic Image Analysis System for Tumor Screening
Annual summary 26 Jan 2007-25 Jan 2008
VANDERBILT UNIV NASHVILLE TN
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The objective or this project is to further develop modality-independent elastography as a system that is able to reproducibly detect regions or increased stiffness within the breast based on pre- and post- compression input images or the anatomy. As stated in the proposal, the original specific aims are concerned with enhancement of the method, investigation of texture and statistical analyses for evaluating the success of the method, and engineering of a device that can generate proper forces on mock setups within current available clinical imaging systems. To date, progress on each of these aims has been made in handling increased computational complexity, developing and testing metrics for the evaluation of reconstructions, and the fabrication of a compression chamber tested on a tissue-like polymer phantom.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medicine and Medical Research