Objective image quality assessment in X-ray breast imaging
C. BaltaPromotor: N. Karssemeijer
Copromotor: W. Veldkamp, M. Broeders and I. Sechopoulos
Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women. In the Netherlands breast cancer screening has been implemented for women between 50 and 75 years old. Participating women get a mammogram consisting of four digital mammography (DM) images every two years. These mammograms are reviewed by two radiologists independently. On the images, breast cancer- among other manifestations- can appear as low-contrast soft-tissue lesions or very small calcifications. Depiction of these structures is technically challengign for the DM systems.