DDSM specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_24255
Alternative name Digital Database for Screening Mammography
Restrictions to use None
Community driven No
Data access File download
User data submission Not allowed
Maintained Yes


  • Primates
    • Homo sapiens


  • person_outline DDSM Team

Additional information

DDSM citations


Study of the Effect of Breast Tissue Density on Detection of Masses in Mammograms

PMCID: 3618924
PMID: 23573165
DOI: 10.1155/2013/213794

[…] l tissue were selected randomly from the normal mammograms. This normal tissue prototypes were caught originally with sizes randomly ranging from the smallest to the largest of the sizes found in the DDSM for masses.The generated regions have different sizes but the selected image feature extractor needs to operate on regions with the same size, so we need to reduce the size of the selected region […]


Consistent performance measurement of a system to detect masses in mammograms based on blind feature extraction

Biomed Eng Online
PMCID: 3637232
PMID: 23305491
DOI: 10.1186/1475-925X-12-2

[…] ormal tissue were selected at random from the normal mammograms. These normal tissue prototypes were initially captured with sizes ranging randomly from the smallest to the largest sizes found in the DDSM for masses. Then the FastICA algorithm [,] is applied as described in Section “Independent Component Analysis” to obtain the ICA base (the ICA‐based feature extractor), with the log cosh function […]

DDSM funding source(s)
Supported by a grant from the Breast Cancer Research Program of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command.

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