Presentation at RSNA
There was a lot of great coverage of the presentation by Dr. David Getty at RSNA. He discussed the results of the clinical study performed by BBN and the Emory University Breast Clinic. The study evaluated whether digital stereo mammography could significantly reduce false positives and false negatives in the detection of breast cancer. Here's a sample from an article in the RSNA publication distributed at the show. Check out page six.
Dr. Getty said he now looks to improve standard scrolling through the stack of image slices by giving radiologists a stereo view through the volume of slices. If this technology works, he said, radiologists could interactively move the stereo pointof- view around to look at all areas. For
example, when viewing images of dense or fatty breasts, the radiologist could render some areas “invisible” in order to check suspicious areas. “This could be incredibly powerful,” Dr. Getty said. “The possibilities are very exciting.”