Measurement of breast density on digital mammograms

Sachiko Goto, Yoshiharu Azuma, Tetsuhiro Sumimoto, Yoshihiro Takeda, Naoko Tsujita, Shigefumi Kadohisa

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Abstract

We built a estimating system of individual breast density from digital mammograms by using breast tissue equivalent phantoms that are able to change the mixture ratio of adipose and glandular tissue and the thickness. The method was compared with a visual assessment of breast density by the radiologists as a gold standard. The clinical image data set that consisted of 49 mammograms of 21 patients were analyzed. The average of the estimated glandular rate was 35.0%, while varying from 12.0% to 67.0%. This system can apply in clinical practice such as the visual estimation of breast density.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIMTC'06 - Proceedings of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference
Pages432-437
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006
EventIMTC'06 - IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference - Sorrento, Italy
Duration: Apr 24 2006Apr 27 2006

Publication series

NameConference Record - IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1091-5281

Other

OtherIMTC'06 - IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference
CountryItaly
CitySorrento
Period4/24/064/27/06

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Keywords

  • Breast density
  • Breast-equivalent phantoms
  • Digital mammograms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Goto, S., Azuma, Y., Sumimoto, T., Takeda, Y., Tsujita, N., & Kadohisa, S. (2006). Measurement of breast density on digital mammograms. In IMTC'06 - Proceedings of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (pp. 432-437). [1700197] (Conference Record - IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/IMTC.2006.237100