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Re: Mammographic ontology

From: Matt Williams <matthew.williams@cancer.org.uk>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 19:13:14 +0000
Message-ID: <47B1EFCA.9070207@cancer.org.uk>
To: helen.chen@agfa.com, public-semweb-lifesci hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>

Dear Helen,

At the moment we have some structure with a patient, who has one or more 
studies, each of which has one or more images associated with it. each 
image has zero or more lesions associated with it.

We're working with a dataset of ~400 mammogram reports, and using this 
as the basis for the developing the ontology (to check coverage, etc.). 
As a result, the patient info is reasonably sparse (as not much/ if 
anything is supplied, apart from some demographic info for most 
patients). The lesion info is really where there's a bit more detail - 
calcification, masses, etc. and a little bit more at the study level 
(reporting BIRADS category, etc.).

Does that answer your questions? What we've done is fairly sparse at the 
moment, but in theory shouldn't take that long to flesh out, at least to 
the level you've described. I'm guessing AGFA has done a bit more on 
this - do you have any pointers/ papers/ work to suggest.

Thanks,

Matt

helen.chen@agfa.com wrote:
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> Matt
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> Can you elaborate on what aspects of mammography you include in your 
> ontology?  I am interested in the diagnostic aspect, i.e. image 
> features, patient clinical information and the diagnosis to breast 
> cancer.  
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> Kind regards.
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> Helen
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> *Matt Williams <matthew.williams@cancer.org.uk>*
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> Dear All,
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> Have just been reading the wiki. I note that there is a section on doing
> a mammogram as a screening test. I have been doing some work on a
> mammographic ontology, which we might be able to contribute (need to
> talk to other authors).
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> Would this be useful?
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> How can I align it with existing terms (e.g. from GALEN, etc.)?
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> Matt
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