Web services for the DDSM and digital mammography research

Chris Rose, Daniele Turi, Alan Williams, Katy Wolstencroft, Chris Taylor

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    Abstract

    The Digital Database for Screening Mammography (DDSM) is an invaluable resource for digital mammography research. However, there are two particular shortcomings that can pose a significant barrier to many of those who may want to use the resource: 1) the actual mammographic image data is encoded using a non-standard lossless variant of the JPEG image format; 2) although detailed metadata is provided, it is not in a form that permits it to be searched, manipulated or reasoned over by standard tools. This paper describes web services that will allow both humans and computers to query for, and obtain, mammograms from the DDSM in a standard and well-supported image file format. Further, this paper describes how these and other services can be used within grid-based workflows, allowing digital mammography researchers to make use of distributed computing facilities. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)376-383
    Number of pages7
    JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume4046
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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    • Manchester Institute of Biotechnology

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