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The development and evaluation of CADMIUM: a prototype system to assist in the interpretation of mammograms.

Taylor, P; Fox, J; Pokropek, AT; (1999) The development and evaluation of CADMIUM: a prototype system to assist in the interpretation of mammograms. Med Image Anal , 3 (4) 321 - 337.

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Abstract

We have developed CADMIUM, a novel approach for the design of systems to assist in the interpretation of medical images. CADMIUM uses symbolic reasoning to relate information obtained from image processing to the decisions radiologists take. The approach is based on a symbolic decision procedure which has already been used successfully in a variety of nonimaging clinical decision systems. In CADMIUM this decision procedure is extended with models of three generic image interpretation tasks: detection, measurement and classification of image features. The extended procedure is used to construct the lines of reasoning needed in each task and to control the acquisition of information by image processing. CADMIUM has been evaluated as an aid to the differential diagnosis of microcalcifications on mammographic images. Radiographers who had been trained to interpret images performed better when using the advice provided by the system.

Type:Article
Title:The development and evaluation of CADMIUM: a prototype system to assist in the interpretation of mammograms.
Location:ENGLAND
Language:English
Keywords:Artificial Intelligence, Breast Neoplasms, Calcinosis, Decision Making, Computer-Assisted, Diagnostic Errors, Female, Humans, Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted, Image Processing, Computer-Assisted, Mammography, ROC Curve, Sensitivity and Specificity, Software
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care > CHIME
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Medical Physics and Bioengineering

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