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OPTIMAM Image Simulation Toolbox - Recent Developments and Ongoing Studies

Elangovan, P, Hadjipanteli, A, Mackenzie, A, Dance, DR, Young, K and Wells, Kevin (2016) OPTIMAM Image Simulation Toolbox - Recent Developments and Ongoing Studies In: 13th International Workshop, IWDM 2016, 2016-06-19 - 2016-06-22, Malmö, Sweden.

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Virtual clinical trials (VCTs) are increasingly being seen as a viable pre-clinical method for evaluation of imaging systems in breast cancer screening. The CR-UK funded OPTIMAM project is aimed at producing modelling tools for use in such VCTs. In the initial phase of the project, modelling tools were produced to simulate 2D-mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) imaging systems. This paper elaborates on the new tools that have recently been developed for the current phase of the OPTIMAM project. These new additions to the framework include tools for simulating synthetic breast tissue, spiculated masses and variable-angle DBT systems. These tools are described in the paper along with the preliminary validation results. Four-alternative forced choice (4-AFC) type studies deploying these new tools are underway. The results of the ongoing 4AFC studies investigating minimum detectable contrast/size of masses/microcalcifications for different modalities and system designs are presented.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Subjects : Electronic Engineering
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Centre for Vision Speech and Signal Processing
Authors :
Elangovan, P
Hadjipanteli, A
Mackenzie, A
Dance, DR
Young, K
Date : 17 June 2016
DOI : 10.1007/978-3-319-41546-8_83
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2016 Springer International Publishing Switzerland. The final publication is available at Springer via
Contributors :
Uncontrolled Keywords : Digital breast tomosynthesis, 2D-mammography, modelling, simulation, 4AFC, simulated masses, breast phantom
Additional Information : Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9699)
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 13 Sep 2016 13:08
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 17:07

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