Mammography is the only imaging modality that is dedicated to a single organ, this is due to the high level of image quality that is required to visualise breast tissue and pathology.
The work undertaken at the University of Salford focusses on measuring and improving image quality and pathology detection in breast imaging. This can take many forms, from optimising the image acquisition process and the resultant image, to developing novel techniques for measuring detectability and developing artificial intelligence systems to improve and assist detection. There are 2 current PhD students undertaking work in this area, A.I. in breast arterial calcifications, and optimisation for imaging women with dense breast tissue.
Team: Dr Katy Szczepura, Dr Claire Mercer, Dr John Thompson, Dr Lucy Walton, Professor Peter Hogg, Dominic Maguire (PhD Student), Deborah Mizzi (PhD Student)