Validation of Graph Theoretic Segmentation of the Pectoral Muscle

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    Two graph theoretic methods are used in conjunction with active contours to segment the pectoral muscle in 82 screening mammograms. To validate the method, the boundaries are also marked by four radiologists with different levels of experience in mammography. The simultaneous truth and performance level estimation (STAPLE) method is used to estimate the true boundary and to estimate the sensitivity and specificity of the segmentation schemes. The performance of one of the two algorithms is found not differ significantly from radiologists.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationValidation of Graph Theoretic Segmentation of the Pectoral Muscle
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-35627-1
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-35625-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event8th International Workshop, IWDM 2006 -
    Duration: 18 Jun 2006 → …

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


    Conference8th International Workshop, IWDM 2006
    Period18/06/06 → …


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