Digital Mammography

8th International Workshop, IWDM 2006, Manchester, UK, June 18-21, 2006. Proceedings

  • Susan M. Astley
  • Michael Brady
  • Chris Rose
  • Reyer Zwiggelaar
Conference proceedings IWDM 2006

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4046)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Breast Density

    1. Jennifer Diffey, Alan Hufton, Susan Astley
      Pages 1-9
    2. Christina Olsén, Fredrik Georgsson
      Pages 10-17
    3. Bindu J. Augustine, Gordon E. Mawdsley, Norman F. Boyd, Martin J. Yaffe
      Pages 18-25
    4. Styliani Petroudi, Michael Brady
      Pages 34-38
    5. Styliani Petroudi, Kostantinos Marias, Michael Brady
      Pages 39-45
  3. CAD

    1. Lucy Tomlinson, Nathalie Hurley, Caroline Boggis, Julie Morris, Emma Hurley, Sue Astley
      Pages 61-67
    2. Leichter Isaac, Lederman Richard, Buchbinder Shalom, Srour Yossi, Bamberger Philippe, Sperber Fanny
      Pages 76-83
    3. Glenn Fung, Balaji Krishnapuram, Nicolas Merlet, Eli Ratner, Philippe Bamberger, Jonathan Stoeckel et al.
      Pages 84-91
    4. Yoshifumi Kuroki, Shigeru Nawano, Hidefumi Kobatake, Nachiko Uchiyama, Kazuo Shimura, Kouji Matano
      Pages 92-96
  4. Clinical Practice

    1. Susan M. Astley, Stephen W. Duffy, Caroline R. M. Boggis, Mary Wilson, Nicky B. Barr, Ursula M. Beetles et al.
      Pages 97-104
    2. Nachiko Uchiyama, Noriyuki Moriyama, Takayuki Yamada, Noriaki Ohuchi
      Pages 105-110
    3. Elizabeth A. Krupinski
      Pages 111-117
    4. Patricia Goodale Judy, Priya Raghunathan, Mark B. Williams
      Pages 118-124
    5. Olorunsola F. Agbaje, Susan M. Astley, Maureen G. C. Gillan, Caroline R. M. Boggis, Mary Wilson, Nicky B. Barr et al.
      Pages 125-130
    6. H. G. Patel, S. M. Astley, A. P. Hufton, M. Harvie, K. Hagan, T. E. Marchant et al.
      Pages 131-136

About these proceedings


This volume of Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science series records th the proceedings of the 8 International Workshop on Digital Mammography (IWDM), which was held in Manchester, UK, June 18–21, 2006. The meetings bringtogetheradiversesetofresearchers(physicists,mathematicians,computer scientists, engineers), clinicians (radiologists, surgeons) and representatives of industry, who are jointly committed to developing technology, not just for its ownsake,but to supportclinicians inthe earlydetection andsubsequentpatient management of breast cancer. The conference series was initiated at a 1993 meeting of the SPIE in San Jose, with subsequent meetings hosted every two years by researchers around the world. Previous meetings were held in York, Chicago, Nijmegen, Toronto, Bremen, and North Carolina. It is interesting to re?ect on the changes that have occurred during the past 13 years. Then, the dominant technology was ?lm-screen mammography; now it is full-?eld digital mammography. Then, there were few screening programmes world-wide; now there are many. Then, there was the hope that computer-aided detection (CAD) of early signs of cancer might be possible; now CAD is not only a reality but (more importantly) a commercially led clinical reality. Then, algorithmswerealmostentirelyheuristicwithlittleclinicalsupport;nowthereis arequirementforsubstantialclinicalsupportforanyalgorithmthatisdeveloped and published. However, upon re?ection, could we have predicted with absolute certainty what would be the key questions to be addressed over the subsequent (say) six years? No! That is the nature, joy, and frustration of research. There are more blind alleys to explore than there are rich veins that bring gold (in all senses of that analogy!).


CAD Performance Textur algorithms biomedical image processing biomedical modeling breast cancer classification computed tomography (CT) digital tomosynthesis image analysis image compression image registration learning proving

Editors and affiliations

  • Susan M. Astley
    • 1
  • Michael Brady
    • 2
  • Chris Rose
    • 3
  • Reyer Zwiggelaar
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Imaging Science and Biomedical Engineering, Stopford BuildingUniversity of ManchesterManchester
  2. 2.Wolfson Medical Vision LabUniversity of OxfordUK
  3. 3.Imaging Science and Biomedical EngineeeringUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK
  4. 4.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of WalesAberystwythUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-35625-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-35627-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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