3 March 2017 Computer-aided diagnosis of mammographic masses using geometric verification-based image retrieval
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Computer-Aided Diagnosis of masses in mammograms is an important indicator of breast cancer. The use of retrieval systems in breast examination is increasing gradually. In this respect, the method of exploiting the vocabulary tree framework and the inverted file in the mammographic masse retrieval have been proved high accuracy and excellent scalability. However it just considered the features in each image as a visual word and had ignored the spatial configurations of features. It greatly affect the retrieval performance. To overcome this drawback, we introduce the geometric verification method to retrieval in mammographic masses. First of all, we obtain corresponding match features based on the vocabulary tree framework and the inverted file. After that, we grasps the main point of local similarity characteristic of deformations in the local regions by constructing the circle regions of corresponding pairs. Meanwhile we segment the circle to express the geometric relationship of local matches in the area and generate the spatial encoding strictly. Finally we judge whether the matched features are correct or not, based on verifying the all spatial encoding are whether satisfied the geometric consistency. Experiments show the promising results of our approach.
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Qingliang Li, Qingliang Li, Weili Shi, Weili Shi, Huamin Yang, Huamin Yang, Huimao Zhang, Huimao Zhang, Guoxin Li, Guoxin Li, Tao Chen, Tao Chen, Kensaku Mori, Kensaku Mori, Zhengang Jiang, Zhengang Jiang, } "Computer-aided diagnosis of mammographic masses using geometric verification-based image retrieval", Proc. SPIE 10134, Medical Imaging 2017: Computer-Aided Diagnosis, 101342W (3 March 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2255799; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2255799

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