Engineering Innovation Podcast and Radio Series

Breast Cancer Search Tool

PostedAugust 6, 2006

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Randy Atkins:  Your mammogram can be complex.  So doctors like to double check their interpretation against clinically confirmed images.
Georgia Tourassi:  It is important for them to be able get the second opinion pretty much as fast as they would get it from a colleague who sits next to them.
Randy Atkins:  Georgia Tourassi, a Duke University radiology professor, says ever-growing databases makes it hard to quickly find the most relevant pictures.  So she’s engineered a new mammogram search strategy…

Georgia Tourassi:  That sifts through the database fast enough to pre-select some cases that the system expects will be useful for the final decision.

Randy Atkins:  …and your peace of mind.  With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, WTOP Radio.