Comparing a New Volumetric Breast Density Method (VolparaTM) to Cumulus
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- Jeffreys M., Harvey J., Highnam R. (2010) Comparing a New Volumetric Breast Density Method (VolparaTM) to Cumulus. In: Martí J., Oliver A., Freixenet J., Martí R. (eds) Digital Mammography. IWDM 2010. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6136. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
Computer-aided thresholding programs, such as Cumulus, are seen as the gold standard for breast density measurement. In this paper we compare a new volumetric breast density software package, VolparaTM to an expert’s BI-RADS visual assessment and Cumulus and show that all are closely related, whilst there is a less close relationship between Cumulus percent breast density and absolute volume of dense tissue. These results support the further validation of this new method against breast cancer outcomes.
KeywordsBreast density volumetric Volpara
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