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Computerized diagnosis of breast calcifications using specimen radiography and simulated calcifications
Author(s): Janne J. Naeppi; Peter B. Dean; Olli Nevalainen; Sakari Toikkanen
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Paper Abstract

Several image-degrading factors limit the diagnosis of breast calcification from preoperative mammograms. We use specimen radiographs and algorithmically 3D-simulated calcification to produce high-quality data for testing a computerized differential diagnosis system. The preliminary results show that a computer can indeed differentiate explicitly between several mammographically characteristic calcification types. For a radiologist, such a detailed diagnosis could be more useful than simply characterizing the malignancy of the calcification. The results show new possibilities for the future diagnosis systems based on direct digital preoperative imaging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 May 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3661, Medical Imaging 1999: Image Processing, (21 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.348533
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Janne J. Naeppi, Turku Ctr. for Computer Science and Univ. of Turku (United States)
Peter B. Dean, Univ. of Turku and Univ. Central Hospital (Finland)
Olli Nevalainen, Turku Ctr. for Computer Science and Univ. of Turku (Finland)
Sakari Toikkanen, Univ. Central Hospital (Finland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3661:
Medical Imaging 1999: Image Processing
Kenneth M. Hanson, Editor(s)

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