Mammographic mass detection with statistical region merging

Mariusz Bajger, Fei Ma, Simon Williams, Murk Bottema

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    Abstract

    An automatic method for detection of mammo-graphic masses is presented which utilizes statistical region merging for segmentation (SRM) and linear discriminant analysis (LDA) for classification. The performance of the scheme was evaluated on 36 images selected from the local database of mammograms and on 48 images taken from the Digital Database for Screening Mammography (DDSM). The Az value (area under the ROC curve) for classifying each region was 0.90 for the local dataset and 0.96 for the images from DDSM. Results indicate that SRM segmentation can form part of an robust and efficient basis for analysis of mammograms.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages27-32
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
    EventDigital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications 2010 -
    Duration: 1 Dec 2010 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceDigital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications 2010
    Period1/12/10 → …

    Keywords

    • Mammography
    • Mass detection
    • Segmentation
    • Statistical region merging

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    Bajger, M., Ma, F., Williams, S., & Bottema, M. (2010). Mammographic mass detection with statistical region merging. 27-32. Paper presented at Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications 2010, . https://doi.org/10.1109/DICTA.2010.14