Fabio Felice Mangieri

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In this paper, we propose a novel approach for the automatic breast boundary segmentation using spatial fuzzy c-means clustering and active contours models. We will evaluate the performance of the approach on screen film mammographic images digitized by specific scanner devices and full-field digital mammographic images at different spatial and pixel(More)
In this work we propose a joint two-side masking procedure for automatic analysis of mammographic images. The primary objective is the improvement of computerized systems capability in revealing additional findings, as the asymmetrical changes of the breast parenchyma. The method allows the proper comparison of the left and right breast by progressive(More)
In this paper, a novel approach for classification of breast masses is presented that quantifies the texture of masses without relying on accurate extraction of their contours. Two novel feature descriptors based on 2D extensions of the reverse arrangement (RA) and Mantel's tests were designed for this purpose. Measures of radial correlation and radial(More)
We present new feature descriptors specifically designed to quantify angular nonstationarity and angular dependence of pixel values in sectors of mammographic lesions. A key novelty of this work is that the proposed measures characterize the texture of masses without relying on accurate determination of their contours. An artificial neural network based on(More)
Automatic detection of the nipple in mammograms is an important step in computerized systems that combine multiview information for accurate detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. Locating the nipple is a difficult task owing to variations in image quality, presence of noise, and distortion and displacement of the breast tissue due to compression. In(More)
Segmentation of the breast region is a fundamental step in any system for computerized analysis of mammograms. In this work, we propose a novel procedure for the estimation of the breast skin-line based upon multidirectional Gabor filtering. The method includes an adaptive values-of-interest (VOI) transformation, extraction of the skin-air ribbon by Otsu's(More)
We present a comprehensive and fully automated system for computer-aided detection and diagnosis of masses in mammograms. Novel methods for detection include: selection of suspicious focal areas based on analysis of the gradient vector field, rejection of oriented components of breast tissue using multidirectional Gabor filtering, and use of differential(More)
This study sought to evaluate the accuracy of vacuum-assisted biopsy (VAB) in the diagnosis of atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH) by determining the rate of VAB underestimation compared with definitive histology. In addition, an attempt was made to identify parameters that could help determine the most appropriate patient management. We retrospectively(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the biological features of breast cancer in women aged more than 70 years and to evaluate the utility of complete breast examination in elderly patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS In the period between January 2000 and March 2009, 147.189 women aged more than 39 years underwent breast examination. In 1.527 diagnosis of breast carcinoma was(More)