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Accession Number ADA570591
Title Adaptive Computer-Assisted Mammography Training for Improved Breast Cancer Screening.
Publication Date Oct 2012
Media Count 7p
Personal Author M. Mazurowski
Abstract In this project, we propose to research the methodology for constructing adaptive computer-aided education systems for mammography. Improved mammography education could lead to improved benefit of mammography to breast cancer care and in turn to decreased mortality from the disease. The project includes: Observer studies to collect reading data from radiology trainees; Extraction of image features (human- and computer- based); Statistical modeling of the reader data to discover patterns in their error making; Development of methodology for adaptive training that utilizes the constructed models. The proposed adaptive system could improve education in mammography. This may in turn result in improved benefit of mammography in breast cancer detection and lower mortality associated the disease.
Keywords Breast cancer
Cancer screening
Mortality rate
Reading machines
Statistical analysis

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 57A - Anatomy
57S - Physiology
57E - Clinical Medicine
95C - Biomedical Instrumentation & Bioengineering
44H - Health Care Technology
Corporate Author Duke Univ., Durham, NC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Annual summary 15 Sep 2011-14 Sep 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1315
Contract Number W81XWH-11-1-0755

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