Comparing a New Volumetric Breast Density Method (VolparaTM) to Cumulus

  • Mona Jeffreys
  • Jennifer Harvey
  • Ralph Highnam
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-13666-5_55

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6136)
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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.


Breast density volumetric Volpara 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mona Jeffreys
    • 1
  • Jennifer Harvey
    • 2
  • Ralph Highnam
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Social MedicineUniversity of BristolBristolUK
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Virginia Health SystemCharlottesvilleUS
  3. 3.Matakina Technology LimitedWellington

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