Academic consortium for the evaluation of computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) in mammography


Journal Article

Computer aided diagnosis (CADx) is a promising technology for the detection of breast cancer in screening mammography. A number of different approaches have been developed for CADx research that have achieved significant levels of performance. Research teams now recognize the need for a careful and detailed evaluation study of approaches to accelerate the development of CADx, to make CADx more clinically relevant and to optimize the CADx algorithms based on unbiased evaluations. The results of such a comparative study may provide each of the participating teams with new insights into the optimization of their individual CADx algorithms. This consortium of experienced CADx researchers is working as a group to compare results of the algorithms and to optimize the performance of CADx algorithms by learning from each other. Each institution will be contributing an equal number of cases that will be collected under a standard protocol for case selection, truth determination, and data acquisition to establish a common and unbiased database for the evaluation study. An evaluation procedure for the comparison studies are being developed to analyze the results of individual algorithms for each of the test cases in the common database. Optimization of individual CADx algorithms can be made based on the comparison studies. The consortium effort is expected to accelerate the eventual clinical implementation of CADx algorithms at participating institutions.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mun, SK; Freedman, MT; Wu, YC; Lo, BS; Floyd, CE; Lo, JY; Chan, HP; Helvie, MA; Petrick, N; Sahiner, B; Wei, D; Chakraborty, DP; Clarke, LP; Kallergi, M; Clark, B; Kim, Y

Published Date

  • December 1, 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2431 /

Start / End Page

  • 442 - 446

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-786X

Citation Source

  • Scopus