3DMammoComp: Next Generation Computational Analysis of Breast Tomosynthesis

The goal of this translational project is to establish a computational protocol, 3DMammoComp, to accompany the next-generation of 3D mammographic imaging, breast tomosynthesis, by obtaining preliminary data adn developing new interdisciplinary collaborations between the Khalil lab and medical / radiology teams making use of these novel imaging technologies. Previous work on 2D mammograms has demonstrated the computational power and superiority of our wavelet-based methodology to perform a simultaneous characterization of breast lesions (foreground) as well as the density of the neighboring breast tissue environment (background). The successful development of 3DMammoComp will advantageously position us as strong players in the competitive federal funding field. 

Organization: 
University of Maine
Researcher: 
Andre Khalil Ph.D
Grant Amount Given: 
$82,843
Year Issued: 
2012
Period: 
Annual
Grant Category: 
Research
Types of Cancer: 
Breast
Grant Duration: 
1 Year Pilot Grant

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2014 Panning for Gold: Nanomaterials & the Future of Cancer Treatment $168,309 Research University of Maine
2014 Catching Cancer Before It Appears $172,512 Research University of Maine
2012 Development of a Cancer Staging Tool Based on Viscoelastic and Spectrosphic Properties of Cystic Fluids $75,422 Research University of Maine
2012 3DMammoComp: Next Generation Computational Analysis of Breast Tomosynthesis $82,843 Research University of Maine
2010 Computational Pathology: 3-d Analysis of Chromosome Territories $80,000 Research University of Maine
2009 Improved Cancer Detection through the use of Engineered Nanoparticle Bioconjugates $78,292 Research University of Maine
2008 Wavelet-based image analysis of Mammograms $73,552 Research University of Maine
2006 Preventive and Therapeutic Effects of Vitamin D3 an its Membrane Receptor on Neoplastic Cells $76,206 Research University of Maine
2004 Mechanisms of Arsenic Induced Human Lung and Bladder Cancer $45,745 Research University of Maine
2003 Protein Palmyitoylation: Examination and Characterization of the Protein Palitoyl-CoA Transferase Family of Dictyostelium $17,640 Research University of Maine
2001 The New Biology at USM $1,230 Education University of Maine