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1998

Automated Seeded Lesion Segmentation on Digital Mammograms

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Automated Seeded Lesion Segmentation on Digital Mammograms
Abstract—Segmenting lesions is a vital step in many computerized mass-detection schemes for digital (or digitized) mammograms. We have developed two novel lesion segmentation techniques—one based on a single feature called the radial gradient index (RGI) and one based on simple probabilistic models to segment mass lesions, or other similar nodular structures, from surrounding background. In both methods a series of image partitions is created using gray-level information as well as prior knowledge of the shape of typical mass lesions. With the former method the partition that maximizes the RGI is selected. In the latter method, probability distributions for gray-levels inside and outside the partitions are estimated, and subsequently used to determine the probability that the image occurred for each given partition. The partition that maximizes this probability is selected as the final lesion partition (contour). We tested these methods against a conventional region growing algori...
Matthew A. Kupinski, Maryellen L. Giger
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Type Journal
Year 1998
Where TMI
Authors Matthew A. Kupinski, Maryellen L. Giger
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