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Title: Cdmam_Fit_3
Alternative title / Subtitle: a graphical user interface for mammographic contrast-detail analysis
Authors: Κωνσταντινίδης, Αναστάσιος Χ.
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: MATLAB-based Graphical User Interface;Contrast-Detail Analysis;Mammography;CDMAM Phantom;Image quality;Μαστογραφία;Ανάλυση Αντίθεσης-Λεπτομέρειας;Ποιότητα εικόνας
Subjects: Medicine
Medical physics
Ιατρική φυσική
Issue Date: 14-Feb-2015
Date of availability: 14-Feb-2015
Publisher: Νερατζής, Ηλίας
Σιανούδης, Ιωάννης
Abstract: According to the European Guidelines for quality control in digital mammography, mammographic image quality is expressed in terms of threshold contrast visibility using clinical exposure settings. The threshold contrast is defined as the lowest contrast value for which the objects are visible. The Contrast-Detail MAMmography (CDMAM) phantom is commonly used for the contrast-detail analysis, i.e. the detection of small thickness and low contrast objects. An automated scoring software tool (called CDCOM) was recently developed to evaluate the CDMAM radiographs. However, the CDCOM program does not determine the threshold contrast and further analysis is required by the user. This work presents a MATLAB-based graphical user interface (GUI), called CDMAM_fit_3, that a) reads and converts the original CDCOM data to a probability matrix, b) applies a psychometric curve fit to the data, c) predicts the human readout, d) compares the predicted results with the acceptable and achievable limits (provided by the European Guidelines) and e) saves the output data in various formats (i.e. txt, csv, xls, xlsx and xlsm). An executable version of the CDMAM_fit_3 can be used by the user without any programming and data processing knowledge.
Language: English
Citation: Konstantinidis, A.C. (2014). Cdmam_Fit_3: a graphical user interface for mammographic contrast-detail analysis. "e-Journal of Science & Technology". [Online] 9(3): 19-27. Available from:
Journal: e-Περιοδικό Επιστήμης & Τεχνολογίας
e-Journal of Science & Technology
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
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