25 September 1998 Digital mammogram edge enhancement and segmentation
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Proceedings Volume 3545, International Symposium on Multispectral Image Processing (ISMIP'98); (1998) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.323603
Event: International Symposium on Multispectral Image Processing, 1998, Wuhan, China
Abstract
Diagnostic features in mammograms vary widely in size and shape. They are of low contrast, and pathological features in mammograms are often vague and very hard to discriminate. This paper presents a novel approach for segmentation of suspicious mass regions in digitized mammograms, using logic filters. First we enhance the edges of suspicious region in mammogram using one kind of logic filter. The image result gives us a special behavior on the gray level histogram, which facilitates the segmentation of the suspicious mass. The performance of our method is shown using 25 digital mammogram images. A comparison with other methods is also given briefly.
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Alberto Rocha, Fu Tong, Zhuangzhi Yan, "Digital mammogram edge enhancement and segmentation", Proc. SPIE 3545, International Symposium on Multispectral Image Processing (ISMIP'98), (25 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.323603; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.323603
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