Mammogram Object Detection Using Dendronic Image Analysis

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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Proceedings of the 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2004, pp. 1763 - 1765
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Breast cancer can be treated with better patient outcomes and significantly lower costs if detected early. Using the spatial dendronic structure, image masks can be obtained, showing regions in the mammogram image corresponding to the breast and lead marker. The technique is robust to noise and placement of the breast within the image. The technique not only reduces the size of the region to be analysed, but also provides the dendronic structure of the breast in which stealth-like masses can be found more easily.
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