StereoMirror Covered in Scientific American


The stereo mammography study by BBN and the Emory Breast Clinic continues to get great coverage. Even Scientific American has an article on the study that includes additional statistics from the U.S. Department of Health on the number of women and men diagnosed with breast cancer. Here's the paragraph that mentions the StereoMirror.

Stereo mammography provides radiologists with a three-dimensional view of the internal structure of the breast by taking two images from slightly different angles—much the way our two eyes create depth perception, or moviemakers create 3-D IMAX films. These mammography images are displayed on two Planar Systems high-resolution—2,500-by-2,000 pixel—liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors attached one on top of the other at a 110-degree angle, with a specially coated glass partition between them. The glass allows a radiologist wearing cross-polarized glasses to see the lower monitor (placed at eye level) while simultaneously viewing a reflection of the second monitor (placed slightly above eye level and angled downward).

Scientific American article

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