Mammographic Segmentation and Density Classification: A Fractal Inspired Approach

Wenda He, Sam Harvey, Arne Juette, Erika R. E. Denton, Reyer Zwiggelaar

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Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women. To date, the exact cause(s) of breast cancer still remains unknown. The most effective way to tackle the disease is early detection through breast screening programmes. Breast density is a well established image based risk factor. An accurate dense breast tissue segmentation can play a vital role in precise identification of women at risk, and determining appropriate measures for disease prevention. Fractal techniques have been used in many biomedical image processing applications with varying degrees of success. This paper describes a fractal inspired approach to mammographic tissue segmentation. A multiresolution stack representation and 3D histogram features (extended from 2D) are proposed. Quantitative and qualitative evaluation was performed including mammographic tissue segmentation and density classification. Results showed that the developed methodology was able to differentiate between breast tissue variations. The achieved density classification accuracy for 360 digital mammograms is 78 % based on the BI-RADS scheme. The developed fractal inspired approach in conjunction with the stack representation and 3D histogram features has demonstrated an ability to produce quality mammographic tissue segmentation. This in turn can be found useful in early breast cancer detection, risk-stratified screening, and aiding radiologists in the process of decision making prior to surgery and/or treatment.
Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
TeitlBreast Imaging
Is-deitl13th International Workshop, IWDM 2016
GolygyddionAnders Tingberg, Kristina Lång, Pontus Timberg
CyhoeddwrSpringer Nature
ISBN (Electronig)978-3-319-41546-8
ISBN (Argraffiad)978-3-319-41545-1
Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 17 Meh 2016
DigwyddiadProceedings 13th International Workshop, IWDM 2016 - Malmö, Sweden
Hyd: 19 Meh 201622 Meh 2016

Cyfres gyhoeddiadau

EnwLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Argraffiad)0302-9743


CynhadleddProceedings 13th International Workshop, IWDM 2016
Cyfnod19 Meh 201622 Meh 2016

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