Improved detection of cancer in screening mammograms by temporal comparison

Fei Ma, Mariusz Bajger, Simon Williams, Murk Bottema

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    A method is presented for including information from the preceeding mammogram in a scheme for automatically detecting malignant masses in screening mammograms. The method circumvents the inherent difficulty of registering temporal mammograms by replacing image registration by graph matching. The scheme incorporates a single image mass detection algorithm and so the contribution of the temporal analysis can be measured. At a true detection rate of 80 percent, the single image scheme results in 1.02 false positive detections per image while the temporal scheme results in 0.96 false positives. At 90 percent true detection, the false positive rates per image are 1.84 and 1.63 respectively.

    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2010
    EventInternational Workshop on Digital Mammography -
    Duration: 16 Jun 2010 → …


    ConferenceInternational Workshop on Digital Mammography
    Period16/06/10 → …


    • breast cancer
    • computer-aided mammography
    • graph matching
    • mass detection
    • temporal analysis

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    Ma, F., Bajger, M., Williams, S., & Bottema, M. (2010). Improved detection of cancer in screening mammograms by temporal comparison. 752-759. Paper presented at International Workshop on Digital Mammography, .