From Event: SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, 2017
The detection of a temperature increase or hot spots in breast thermograms can be related with high metabolic activity of disease cells. Image processing algorithms to seek mainly temperature increases above 3°C which have a high probability of being a malignancy are proposed. Also a derivative operator is used to highlights breast regions of interest (ROI). In order to determinate a medical alert, a feature descriptor of the ROI is constructed using its maximum temperature, maximum increase of temperature, sector/quadrant position in the breast, and area. The proposed algorithms are tested in a home database and a public database for mastology research.
O. A. Zermeño-Loreto, C. Toxqui-Quitl, E. E. Orozco Guillén, and A. Padilla-Vivanco, "Analysis of breast thermograms for ROI extraction and description using mathematical morphology," Proc. SPIE 10396, Applications of Digital Image Processing XL, 103961D (Presented at SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications: August 09, 2017; Published: 19 September 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2274402.
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