Improving access to mammography in rural areas

Elizabeth A. Krupinski

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Many rural areas do not have reliable or adequate access to breast cancer evaluation facilities and care. With the advent of digital mammo-graphy it is possible to send high quality mammographie images across teleradiology/- telemedicine networks for interpretation at certified mammo-graphy centers. We have a statewide telemedicine network upon which telemammography is conducted with a number of very rural locations. Strict turn-around times for interpretation are guaranteed in contractual agree-ments. We are also testing the use of ultra-rapid pathology clinics for women with positive mammograms and real-time consultation with oncologists to reduce the time it takes for rural women to receive care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDigital Mammography - 8th International Workshop, IWDM 2006, Proceedings
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)3540356258, 9783540356257
StatePublished - 2006
Event8th International Workshop on Digital Mammography, IWDM 2006 - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 18 2006Jun 21 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4046 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other8th International Workshop on Digital Mammography, IWDM 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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