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GPCALMA: An Italian Mammographic Database of Digitized Images for Research

  • Adele Lauria
  • Raffaella Massafra
  • Sabina Sonia Tangaro
  • Roberto Bellotti
  • MariaEvelina Fantacci
  • Pasquale Delogu
  • Ernesto Lopez Torres
  • Piergiorgio Cerello
  • Francesco Fauci
  • Rosario Magro
  • Ubaldo Bottigli
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4046)

Abstract

In this work the implementation of a database of digitized mammograms is described. The digitized images were collected since 1999 by a community of physicists in collaboration with radiologists in several Italian hospitals, as a first step in order to develop and implement a Computer Aided Detection (CAD) system. 3369 mammograms were collected from 967 patients; they were classified according to the type and the morphology of the lesions, the type of the breast tissue and the type of pathologies. A dedicated Graphical User Interface was developed for mammography visualization and processing, in order to support the medical diagnosis directly on a high-resolution screen. The database has been the starting point for the development of other medical imaging applications such as a breast CAD, currently being upgraded and optimized for the use in conjunction of the GRID technology in the framework of the INFN-funded MAGIC-5 project.

Keywords

Invasive Lobular Carcinoma Grid Technology Mammographic Image Digitize Mammogram Italian Hospital 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adele Lauria
    • 1
  • Raffaella Massafra
    • 2
  • Sabina Sonia Tangaro
    • 2
  • Roberto Bellotti
    • 2
    • 3
  • MariaEvelina Fantacci
    • 4
  • Pasquale Delogu
    • 4
  • Ernesto Lopez Torres
    • 5
  • Piergiorgio Cerello
    • 6
  • Francesco Fauci
    • 7
  • Rosario Magro
    • 7
  • Ubaldo Bottigli
    • 8
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, and, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di NapoliUniversità di Napoli “Federico II”NapoliItaly
  2. 2.Università di Bari and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di BariItaly
  3. 3.TIRES, Center of Innovative Technologies for Signal Detection and ProcessingBariItaly
  4. 4.Università di Pisa, and INFN, Sezione di PisaPisaItaly
  5. 5.CEADENHabanaCuba
  6. 6.INFN, Sezione di TorinoTorinoItaly
  7. 7.Università di Palermo, and INFN, Sezione di CataniaPalermoItaly
  8. 8.Università di Siena, and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di CagliariSiena

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