Linear structures in mammographic images: detection and classification

C. R. M. Boggis, C. J. Taylor, S. M. Astley, Reyer Zwiggelaar

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We describe methods for detecting linear structures in mammograms, and for classifying them into anatomical types (vessels, spicules, ducts, etc). Several different detection methods are compared, using realistic synthetic images and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis. There are significant differences (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1077-1086
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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