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GPCALMA: An Italian Mammographic Database of Digitized Images for Research.

DOI: 10.1007/11783237_52 Conference: Digital Mammography, 8th International Workshop, IWDM 2006, Manchester, UK, June 18-21, 2006, Proceedings
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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.

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