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A Program for Locating Possible Breast Masses on Mammograms

  • Viet Dzung Nguyen
  • Duc Thuan Nguyen
  • Tien Dzung Nguyen
  • Thom Thao Nguyen Thi
  • Duc Hoa Tran
Conference paper
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 27)

Abstract

Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer and also one of the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Mammography, which uses X-ray technology to image the breast, is currently the method of choice of early detection of breast cancer. This paper introduces a method for detecting suspicious masses on mammograms, which are efficient applicable for circumstances in Vietnam. The method consists of three steps: background subtraction, templace matching and region growing. The method has been tested on the Mammography Image Analysis Society (MIAS) database. A relatively high detection rate and low false positive per image implies that the method can be a quite effective tool in diagnosing breast cancer.

Keywords

Breast cancer template matching region growing mass detection 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Viet Dzung Nguyen
    • 1
  • Duc Thuan Nguyen
    • 1
  • Tien Dzung Nguyen
    • 1
  • Thom Thao Nguyen Thi
    • 1
  • Duc Hoa Tran
    • 1
  1. 1.Hanoi University of TechnologyHanoiVietnam

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