The purpose of this study is to develop computer programs to assist radiologists in finding
breast cancer on mammograms and to compare the computer's accuracy of detecting cancers on
direct digital and film mammograms.
To develop a computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) system for full field digital mammography (FFDM)
using advanced computer vision techniques and to evaluate the effects of CAD on
interpretation of digital mammograms (DMs). This system will assist radiologists with the
four most important areas in mammographic interpretation: (1) detection of masses, (2)
classification of masses, (3) detection of microcalcifications, (4) classification of
microcalcifications. The proposed approach is distinctly different from previous approaches
in that image information from two-view and bilateral mammograms will be fused with that from
the single-view mammogram to improve lesion detection and characterization.
- Females who have been scheduled for mammographic exams.
- Females who have been recommended for work-up or biopsy due to a suspicious finding on
- Females who can give informed consent.
- No subject under 18 years of age