MAGIC-5: an Italian mammographic database of digitised images for research

Donato Cascio, Francesco Fauci, Giuseppe Raso, Rosario Magro, Delogu, Massafra, Monno, Bagnasco, Meloni, Cascio, Gargano, Cheran, Raso, Meloni, Francesco De Carlo, Raffaele Ienzi, Retico, Lattanzio, Fantacci, CerelloDe Carlo, Caricato, Bottigli, Zanon, Bazzocchi, Sodano, Meloni, Bellotti, Lopez Torres, Masala, Oliva, Cataldo, Francesco Fauci, Lauria, Magro, Tangaro, Renato Cataldo

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Abstract

The implementation of a database of digitised mammograms is discussed. The digitised images were collected beginning in 1999 by a community of physicists in collaboration with radiologists in several Italian hospitals as a first step in developing and implementing a computer-aided detection (CAD) system. All 3,369 mammograms were collected from 967 patients and classified according to lesion type and morphology, breast tissue and pathology type. A dedicated graphical user interface was developed to visualise and process mammograms to support the medical diagnosis directly on a high-resolution screen. The database has been the starting point for developing other medical imaging applications, such as a breast CAD, currently being upgraded and optimised for use in a distributed environment with grid services, in the framework of the Instituto Nazionale di Fisicia Nucleare (INFN)-funded Medical Applications on a Grid Infrastructure Connection (MAGIC)-5 project
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)477-485
Numero di pagine9
RivistaLA RADIOLOGIA MEDICA
Volume113
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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