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Workstation interface for ROC studies in digital mammography
Author(s): Himanshu J. Gohel; Maria Kallergi; Michal Vossberg; Marios A. Gavrielides; Laurence P. Clarke; Jerry A. Thomas
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Paper Abstract

The goal of this project was the development of a workstation-user interface for evaluating computer assisted diagnosis (CAD) methods for digital mammography in receiver operating characteristic (ROC) experiments. Digital mammography poses significant and unique difficulties in the design and implementation of such an interface because multiple, large size images need to be handled at high- speeds. Furthermore, controls such as contrast, pan and zoom, and tools such as reporting forms, case information, and analysis of results need to be included. The software and hardware used to develop such a workstation and interface were based on Sun platforms and the Unix operating system. The software was evaluated by radiologists, and found to be user friendly, and comparable to standard mammography film reading in terms of display layout and speed. The software, as designed, will work on entry level workstations as well as high-end workstations with specialized hardware, thus being usable in either an educational, training, or clinical environment for annotation purposes using CAD techniques as well as primary diagnosis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3031, Medical Imaging 1997: Image Display, (7 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.273922
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Himanshu J. Gohel, Univ. of South Florida and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Ctr. and Research Institute (United States)
Maria Kallergi, Univ. of South Florida and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Ctr. and Research Institute (United States)
Michal Vossberg, Univ. of South Florida and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Ctr. and Research Institute (United States)
Marios A. Gavrielides, Univ. of South Florida and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Ctr. and Research Institute (United States)
Laurence P. Clarke, Univ. of South Florida and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Ctr. and Research Institute (United States)
Jerry A. Thomas, Uniformed Services Univ. of the Health Sciences (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3031:
Medical Imaging 1997: Image Display
Yongmin Kim, Editor(s)

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