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Wavelet-based image processing for digital mammography
Author(s): Wei Qian; Lihua Li; Xuejun Sun; Robert A. Clark
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Paper Abstract

This paper is to evaluate the importance of image preprocessing using multiresolution and multiorientation wavelet transforms on the performance of a previously reported computer assisted diagnostic (CAD) method for breast cancer screening, using digital mammography. An analysis of the influence of WTs on image feature extraction for mass detection is achieved by comparing the discriminate ability of features extracted with and without wavelet based image preprocessing using computed ROC. Three indexes are proposed to assess the segmentation of the mass area with comparison to ground truth. Dat was analyzed on region-of- interest database that included mass and normal regions from digitized mammograms with ground truth. The metrics for measurement of segmentation of the mass clearly demonstrates the importance of image preprocessing methods. Similarly, the relative improvement in performance is observed in feature extraction, where the Az values are increased. The improvement depends on the feature characteristics. The use of methodology in this paper result sin a significant improvement in feature extraction for the previously proposed CAD detection method. We are therefore exploring additional improvement in wavelet based image preprocessing methods, including adaptive methods, to achieve a further improvement in performance on larger image databases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 December 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4119, Wavelet Applications in Signal and Image Processing VIII, (4 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.408648
Show Author Affiliations
Wei Qian, Univ. of South Florida (United States)
Lihua Li, Univ. of South Florida (United States)
Xuejun Sun, Univ. of South Florida (United States)
Robert A. Clark, Univ. of South Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4119:
Wavelet Applications in Signal and Image Processing VIII
Akram Aldroubi; Andrew F. Laine; Michael A. Unser, Editor(s)

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