Detection of microcalcification clusters using neural networks

Isaac N. Bankman, John Tsai, Dong W. Kim, Olga B. Gatewood, William R. Brody

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Abstract

One of the earliest mammographic signs of breast cancer, a cluster of microcalcifications, is difficult to detect visually, due to the small size of microcalcifications and their resemblance to other bright structures in mammograms. A fully automated algorithm that we developed for detecting clusters of microcalcifications extracts features that represent individual microstructures using the contour map of the mammogram. This allows computations without using predetermined areas of interest (kernels). The extracted features quantify visual recognition criteria. Microcalcifications are discriminated from other microstructures using multi-layer feedforward neural networks whose inputs are the extracted features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Pages590-591
Number of pages2
Volume16
Editionpt 1
StatePublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the 16th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 1 (of 2) - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: Nov 3 1994Nov 6 1994

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OtherProceedings of the 16th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 1 (of 2)
CityBaltimore, MD, USA
Period11/3/9411/6/94

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Neural networks
Microstructure
Feedforward neural networks

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Bankman, I. N., Tsai, J., Kim, D. W., Gatewood, O. B., & Brody, W. R. (1994). Detection of microcalcification clusters using neural networks. In Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings (pt 1 ed., Vol. 16, pp. 590-591). IEEE.

Detection of microcalcification clusters using neural networks. / Bankman, Isaac N.; Tsai, John; Kim, Dong W.; Gatewood, Olga B.; Brody, William R.

Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings. Vol. 16 pt 1. ed. IEEE, 1994. p. 590-591.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Bankman, IN, Tsai, J, Kim, DW, Gatewood, OB & Brody, WR 1994, Detection of microcalcification clusters using neural networks. in Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings. pt 1 edn, vol. 16, IEEE, pp. 590-591, Proceedings of the 16th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 1 (of 2), Baltimore, MD, USA, 11/3/94.
Bankman IN, Tsai J, Kim DW, Gatewood OB, Brody WR. Detection of microcalcification clusters using neural networks. In Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings. pt 1 ed. Vol. 16. IEEE. 1994. p. 590-591
Bankman, Isaac N. ; Tsai, John ; Kim, Dong W. ; Gatewood, Olga B. ; Brody, William R. / Detection of microcalcification clusters using neural networks. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings. Vol. 16 pt 1. ed. IEEE, 1994. pp. 590-591
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