Image Based Biomarker of Breast Cancer Risk: Analysis of Risk Disparity among Minority Populations
Annual rept. 1 Mar 2012-28 Feb 2013
DELAWARE STATE UNIV DOVER
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This year we continue our partnership between Delaware State University and University of Pennsylvania. We finalized ACRIN data transfer on MIRC and resolved issues with various batch transfers. We performed a preliminary query of the ACRIN data aimed at identifying the prevalence of women with incomplete visualization of the breast. We developed a code to estimate the breast cancer risks using the demographic metadata information from the ACRIN cases. We estimated breast densities for GE mammograms from the ACRIN database, using the software developed at the University of Pennsylvania. A novel breast image registration method is proposed to obtain a composite mammogram from several images with partial breast coverage, for the purpose of accurate breast density estimation. We designed a method to improve thickness control of the Cooper s ligaments in the simulation algorithm by reducing dents on the ligaments surface.
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