TITLE

NUCAR/NSF REDUCE DIAGNOSTIC TIME FOR BREAST CANCER DETECTION

PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
UNIX Update;Apr2008, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the partnership established by researchers at the Northeastern University Computer Architecture Research Lab and the National Science Foundation with Massachusetts General Hospital for the development of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT). Supercomputing technology is being applied by the team for the breast cancer detection system that improves screening accuracy. The DBT creates three-dimensional image of the breast using a series of x-ray projections. It also makes cancer lesions easier to detect among dense breast tissue and reduces the amount of breast compression required by traditional mammography.
ACCESSION #
31588848

 

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