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Title: A new approach to microcalcification detection in digital mammograms

Abstract

Computer-aided mammography is an important and challenging task in automated diagnosis. It has great potential over the traditional x-ray mammography in terms of efficiency and accuracy. Microcalcifications are the earliest sign of breast carcinomas and their accurate detection is one of the key issues for breast cancer control. In this study, a novel approach to detecting microcalcifications in digital mammograms is presented. The essential idea of the proposed approach is to apply a fuzzified image of a mammogram to locate the regions of interest and to interact the fuzzified image with the original image to preserve the fidelity. The major advantage of the proposed method is its ability to detect microcalcifications in very dense breast mammograms. A series of clinical mammograms are employed to test the proposed algorithm. The experiments aptly show that the microcalcifications are not only accurately detected but their features are also well preserved.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. Utah State Univ., Logan, UT (United States)
  2. Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
513156
Report Number(s):
CONF-961123-
TRN: 97:014209
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) nuclear science symposium and medical imaging conference, Anaheim, CA (United States), 2-9 Nov 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of 1996 IEEE nuclear science symposium - conference record. Volumes 1, 2 and 3; Del Guerra, A. [ed.]; PB: 2138 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; 44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; MAMMARY GLANDS; IMAGE PROCESSING; X-RAY DETECTION; CALCIUM; NEOPLASMS; DIGITAL SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Cheng, Heng-Da, Liu, Yui Man, and Freimanis, R I. A new approach to microcalcification detection in digital mammograms. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Cheng, Heng-Da, Liu, Yui Man, & Freimanis, R I. A new approach to microcalcification detection in digital mammograms. United States.
Cheng, Heng-Da, Liu, Yui Man, and Freimanis, R I. Tue . "A new approach to microcalcification detection in digital mammograms". United States.
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abstractNote = {Computer-aided mammography is an important and challenging task in automated diagnosis. It has great potential over the traditional x-ray mammography in terms of efficiency and accuracy. Microcalcifications are the earliest sign of breast carcinomas and their accurate detection is one of the key issues for breast cancer control. In this study, a novel approach to detecting microcalcifications in digital mammograms is presented. The essential idea of the proposed approach is to apply a fuzzified image of a mammogram to locate the regions of interest and to interact the fuzzified image with the original image to preserve the fidelity. The major advantage of the proposed method is its ability to detect microcalcifications in very dense breast mammograms. A series of clinical mammograms are employed to test the proposed algorithm. The experiments aptly show that the microcalcifications are not only accurately detected but their features are also well preserved.},
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year = {1996},
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