Algorithm for detection of microcalcification clusters in mammograms

Isaac N. Bankman, William A. Christens-Barry, Dong W. Kim, Irving N. Weinberg, Olga B. Gatewwod, William R. Brody

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Abstract

A cluster of microcalcifications is one of the earliest mammographic signs of breast cancer at its potentially most curable stage. We present a fully automated algorithm for detecting clusters of microcalcifications based on the contour map of the mammogram. The acceptance regions for the features are determined on a training set and performance is evaluated on a distinct test set.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages52-53
Number of pages2
Editionpt 1
ISBN (Print)0780313771
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
EventProceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Oct 28 1993Oct 31 1993

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Numberpt 1
Volume15
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

OtherProceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period10/28/9310/31/93

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

Cite this

Bankman, I. N., Christens-Barry, W. A., Kim, D. W., Weinberg, I. N., Gatewwod, O. B., & Brody, W. R. (1993). Algorithm for detection of microcalcification clusters in mammograms. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology (pt 1 ed., pp. 52-53). (Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology; Vol. 15, No. pt 1). Publ by IEEE.