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13 October 1998 Fuzzy system for detecting microcalcifications in mammograms
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We present a fuzzy classifier for detecting microcalcification sin digitized mammograms. The classifier post-processes the output form a wavelets-based multiscale correlation filter. Each local peak in the correlation filter output is represented by a set of five features describing the shape, size and definition of the peak. These features are used in linguistic rules by a fuzzy system that is trained to distinguish between microcalcification sand normal mammogram texture. In borderline cases where microcalcifications are buried in dense tissue or appear only faintly, simply drawing a straight threshold across the feature vector values will likely not produce the correct classification. the fuzzy system allows the effective 'threshold' to be drawn across ranges of features values depending upon how they interact with one another. Compared to wavelet processing alone, the fuzzy detection system produces a significant increase in true positive fraction when tested on a public domain mammogram database.
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Robin N. Strickland and Theodosis Theodosiou "Fuzzy system for detecting microcalcifications in mammograms", Proc. SPIE 3455, Applications and Science of Neural Networks, Fuzzy Systems, and Evolutionary Computation, (13 October 1998); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.326728
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