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Stereophotogrammetric Method For Breast Cancer Detection
Author(s): D. B. Sheffer; R. E. Herron; W. M. Morek; F. Proietti-Orlandi; C. W. Loughry; R. H. Hamor; R. A. Liebelt; R. S. Varga
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Paper Abstract

This study reports on 29 patients (58 breasts), selected in a stratified manner to include 7 cancers, 13 benign tumors and 38 apparently normal breasts, that were subjected to biostereometric analysis. This process consisted of analysis in a blind setting of contour mammograms made from stereophotographs of the breast which resulted in the correct identification of all 7 cancers, 11 of the 13 benign tumors and 30 of the remaining 38 normal breasts. There were 8 false positives identified. This study, in conjunction with a previous study, indicates that the biostereometric analyzed contour mammograms have the potential to be developed into a process for breast cancer screening. Suggested areas for further study include volume differences in individual breasts as well as the volume differences in individual breast slices and their relationship to breast pathology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 1983
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0361, Biostereometrics '82, (12 July 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.966010
Show Author Affiliations
D. B. Sheffer, University of Akron (United States)
R. E. Herron, University of Akron (United States)
W. M. Morek, University of Akron (United States)
F. Proietti-Orlandi, University of Akron (United States)
C. W. Loughry, Akron City Hospital (United States)
R. H. Hamor, Akron City Hospital (United States)
R. A. Liebelt, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (United States)
R. S. Varga, Kent State University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0361:
Biostereometrics '82
Robin E. Herron, Editor(s)

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