21 May 1999 Computerized diagnosis of breast calcifications using specimen radiography and simulated calcifications
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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.
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Janne J. Naeppi, Peter B. Dean, Olli Nevalainen, Sakari Toikkanen, "Computerized diagnosis of breast calcifications using specimen radiography and simulated calcifications", Proc. SPIE 3661, Medical Imaging 1999: Image Processing, (21 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.348533; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.348533
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