Initial human subject results for breast Bi-plane correlation imaging technique

Conference Paper

Computer aided detection (CADe) systems often present multiple false-positives per image in projection mammography due to overlapping anatomy. To reduce the number of such false-positives, we propose performing CADe on image pairs acquired using a bi-plane correlation imaging (BCI) technique. In this technique, images are acquired of each breast at two different projection angles. A traditional CADe algorithm operates on each image to identify suspected lesions. The suspicious areas from both projections are then geometrically correlated, eliminating any lesion that is not identified on both views. Proof of concept studies showed that that the BCI technique reduced the numbers of false-positives per case up to 70%. (This work was supported in part by grants from the Department of Defense (USAMRMC W81XWH-04-1-0323), Komen Foundation (PDF55806), NIH (R01-CA-109074 and R01-CA-112437), Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation, and a research agreement with Siemens Medical Solutions.).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Saunders, RS; Samei, E; Majdi-Nasab, N; Lo, JY

Published Date

  • October 18, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6514 / PART 2

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1605-7422

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 0819466328

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780819466327

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1117/12.713722

Citation Source

  • Scopus