A miniaturized mammography calibration standard with particular internal architecture and composition, and associated mathematical and computational methods.

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Summary

Stanford researchers have developed a miniaturized mammography calibration standard with particular internal architecture and composition, and associated mathematical and computational methods. This device is to be placed next to the breast during the x-ray exposure, endowing each image with a highly specific calibration pattern that will facilitate quantitative analysis of mammography images. Goals of this method include improved quantitative interpretation of mammograms in terms of patient-specific cancer risk and early detection and classification of breast cancer.

 

Applications


Mammography – improved quantitative interpretation of mammograms in terms of patient-specific cancer risk and early detection and classification of breast cancer


 

Advantages


Miniature/portable
Rapid fabrication
Inexpensive
Improved quantitative analysis
Can validate images independent of platform or operators
Can be used for risk prediction and early detection - Current mammography phantoms do not incorporate the patterns and textures that may be most associated with risk and progression


 

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