Automatic detection of microcalcifications in digital mammograms by entropy thresholding

Ping Sung Liao, Bi Chang Hsu, Chien Shun Lo, Pau-Choo Chung, Tse Sheng Chen, San Kan Lee, Lily Cheng, Chein I. Chang

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Abstract

A system for automatically detecting microcalcifications in digital mammograms is presented. The proposed system, based on a sequence of preprocessing steps (gradient enhancement, mean contrast enhancement and Gaussian blurring-deblurring process,) followed by segmentation using entropy thresholding, can effectively and efficiently detect the suspicious microcalcifications. The performance of the designed system is evaluated by skilled radiologists and shows encouraging results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1075-1076
Number of pages2
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the 1996 18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 4 (of 5) - Amsterdam, Neth
Duration: 1996 Oct 311996 Nov 3

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Calcinosis
Entropy
Radiologists

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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Liao, Ping Sung ; Hsu, Bi Chang ; Lo, Chien Shun ; Chung, Pau-Choo ; Chen, Tse Sheng ; Lee, San Kan ; Cheng, Lily ; Chang, Chein I. / Automatic detection of microcalcifications in digital mammograms by entropy thresholding. In: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings. 1996 ; Vol. 3. pp. 1075-1076.
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In: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings, Vol. 3, 01.12.1996, p. 1075-1076.

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