Improving visualization of digital mammograms on a CRT display system

Jiahua Fan, William J. Dallas, Hans Roehrig, Elizabeth Krupinski

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This paper discusses the subject of display-specific processing for improving visualization of digital mammograms on the CRT softcopy display systems. We designed and implemented an approach to process mammograms before the display to compensate for the Optical Transfer Function (OTF) of the CRT and for its noise. A subsequent Receiver Operating Characteristics (ROC) study demonstrated that the display-specific processing led to an increase in the efficiency of the softcopy diagnosis in the clinical environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)746-753
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2003
EventMedical Imaging 2003: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures and Display - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 16 2003Feb 18 2003


  • CRT
  • Digital mammogram
  • Display-specific image processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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