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eDiaMoND: Digital Mammography



The eDiaMoND project aims to build a national database of mammographic images for use in the clinical management of breast disease. This will be achieved by building the necessary Grid infrastructure through a partnership between the Oxford e-Science Centre, the MIAS IRC, IBM and Mirada Solutions. Working closely with clinical partners in four leading UK hospitals, we will use Grid technologies to develop tools that will allow this database to be used in clinical diagnoses, epidemiological studies, and in training and education of radiologists and clinicians. The project will take advantage of a key technology developed within the University of Oxford which allows the standardisation of images as they enter the database. This overcomes the major obstacle of confounding of information about breast tissue properties due to the major differences that can be introduced into image properties by different equipment and centres. This process is based on a mathematical model of the passage of x-ray photons through breast tissue, and is currently the only such standardisation process. This facility will provide a unique advantage for UK breast imaging. eDiamond brings together world-class medical image analysis expertise, computer science expertise, and clinical expertise, and will prototype and greatly aid the Government’s electronic delivery of healthcare by providing an exemplar of the dynamic, best-evidence based approach to diagnosis and treatment made possible through the Grid.

Maturity: Initial Research
Region: UK
Type: Open Call
Grant Value: £1,290,367.00
Start Date: 11/11/2002
End Date: Not specified
Project Status: completed
Funding Agency: Core DTI

Project Members
Prof Mike Brady
Dr Rob Procter (Local)

Collaborating Organisations
Churchill Hospital Oxford
Edinburgh Ardmillan Hospital
Guy's Hospital, London
King's College London
Mirada Solutions
Oxford e-Science Centre
School of Physics (University of Edinburgh)
St Georges Hospital
University College London
University of Oxford

Component(s) Project Develops
Application Services
Data Access Services
Data Management Services
Data Mining and Analysis Services
Visualisation Services

Application Area(s) associated with Project


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