Research

A Hypersensitive Breast Cancer Detector - Oral presentation at the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference 2020

November 27, 2021

Early detection of breast cancer through screening mammography yields a 20-35% increase in survival rate; however, there are not enough radiologists to serve the growing population of women seeking screening mammography. Although commercial computer aided detection (CADe) software has been available to radiologists for decades, it has failed to improve the interpretation of full-field digital mammography (FFDM) images due to its low sensitivity over the spectrum of findings. In this work, we leverage a large set of FFDM images with loose bounding boxes of mammographically significant findings to train a deep learning detector with extreme sensitivity.

Read more on how our resulting system achieves a sensitivity for malignant findings of 0.99 with only 4.8 false positive markers per image.

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