Combining Ultrasound and X-Ray Imaging for Mammography: A Prototype Design

Conference contribution


Publication Details

Author(s): Li Q, Luckner C, Hertel M, Radicke M, Maier A
Editor(s): Thomas M. Deserno, Andreas Maier, Christoph Palm, Heinz Handels, Klaus H. Maier-Hein, Thomas Tolxdorff
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication year: 2019
Conference Proceedings Title: Informatik aktuell
Pages range: 245-250
ISBN: 9783658253257
ISSN: 1431-472X


Abstract

This study aims at the combination of 3D breast ultrasound and 2D mammography images to improve the accuracy of diagnosis of breast cancer. It was shown that ultrasound breast imaging has advantages for differentiating cysts and solid masses which are not visible in an X-ray image. Moreover, the specificity in X-ray imaging decreases with an increasing breast thickness, so that ultrasound is usually used as an adjunct to X-ray breast imaging. A fully automatic system to obtain both 2D mammography and 3D ultrasound images is used. The alignment of a 2D mammography image in the cone-beam coordinate system and 3D ultrasound image in a Cartesian coordinate system is the essential task in this study. We have shown that deviations up to 23 mm caused by the cone-beam system can be calculated and corrected utilizing the geometry information of the hardware. The multimodal image reading tool is presented in a GUI for clinical diagnosis. The presented setup might lead to a distinct improvement in efficiency and add diagnostic value to the acquisition.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Luckner, Christoph
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 5 (Mustererkennung)
Maier, Andreas Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 5 (Mustererkennung)


How to cite

APA:
Li, Q., Luckner, C., Hertel, M., Radicke, M., & Maier, A. (2019). Combining Ultrasound and X-Ray Imaging for Mammography: A Prototype Design. In Thomas M. Deserno, Andreas Maier, Christoph Palm, Heinz Handels, Klaus H. Maier-Hein, Thomas Tolxdorff (Eds.), Informatik aktuell (pp. 245-250). Lübeck, DE: Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

MLA:
Li, Qiuting, et al. "Combining Ultrasound and X-Ray Imaging for Mammography: A Prototype Design." Proceedings of the Workshop on Bildverarbeitung fur die Medizin, 2019, Lübeck Ed. Thomas M. Deserno, Andreas Maier, Christoph Palm, Heinz Handels, Klaus H. Maier-Hein, Thomas Tolxdorff, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2019. 245-250.

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