Accession Number : ADA601034


Title :   Adaptive Computer-Assisted Mammography Training for Improved Breast Cancer Screening


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 15 Sep 2012-14 Sep 2013


Corporate Author : DUKE UNIV DURHAM NC


Personal Author(s) : Mazurowski, Maciej


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA601034


Report Date : Oct 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 63


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.


Descriptors :   *BREAST CANCER , *CANCER SCREENING , *COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSIS , ADAPTIVE TRAINING , ERRORS , EXTRACTION , MAMMOGRAPHY , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , MORTALITY RATE , RADIOLOGY , READING MACHINES , STATISTICAL ANALYSIS


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Radiobiology
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE