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13 March 2007 Observer evaluation of a method for producing simulated mammograms
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We have developed a method for producing simulated mammograms from high fidelity breast specimen radiographs. The method has the advantage of having access to all the truth information for the lesions. By modeling different parts of a screen-film system, we simulated the output of the system, and compared it to the real mammography images from the same samples. In this work we show how our simulation program produces realistic mammography images and also the observer study that tests how well the observers can distinguish the real and simulated images. Preliminary results from the ROC study show that the observers could not distinguish the two types of images very well.
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Michael R. Chinander, Robert M. Nishikawa, and Payam Seifi "Observer evaluation of a method for producing simulated mammograms", Proc. SPIE 6510, Medical Imaging 2007: Physics of Medical Imaging, 651004 (13 March 2007); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.713862
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