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Mammography Data Management System

Grant #: SBIR
PI Name: Lin W
Title: Mammography Data Management System

Mammography is the primary method of detecting early stage breast cancer, the second most commonly diagnosed cancer for women in the United States. In order to monitor the quality of mammography clinical services, NCI has established the BCSC initiatives. However, there are many issues associated with existing commercial mammography data reporting systems. This recognition has inspired this proposed effort to develop an advanced mammography data collection and reporting system. This standard data element-based system has an innovative design that allows each mammography service facility to customize the data collection forms, data elements, and process. It would allow data collection via a variety of client devices; have the flexibility to add or alter data fields while protecting historical data; and download the data to a standard format for submission to BCSC. This solution is expected to dramatically improve quality of the collected data and streamline the mammography data collection and reporting process while minimizing the service center's operating cost. This Phase II project will implement a working software and database system prototype and conduct evaluation in mammography facilities.