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In this paper, methods are presented for automatic detection of the nipple and the pectoral muscle edge in mammograms via image processing in the Radon domain. Radon-domain information was used for the detection of straight-line candidates with high gradient. The longest straight-line candidate was used to identify the pectoral muscle edge. The nipple was(More)
This work presents the usefulness of texture features in the classification of breast lesions in 5,518 images of regions of interest, which were obtained from the Digital Database for Screening Mammography that included microcalcifications, masses, and normal cases. Sixteen texture features were used, i.e., 13 were based on the spatial gray-level dependence(More)
This paper describes part of content-based image retrieval (CBIR) system that has been developed for mammograms. Details are presented of methods implemented to derive measures of similarity based upon structural characteristics and distributions of density of the fibroglandular tissue, as well as the anatomical size and shape of the breast region as seen(More)
Four patients whose automedication had attracted medical attention had signs compatible with adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Two of them, men aged 42 and 28, were seen with their hyperactive children in the outpatient department; they appeared to drink huge amounts of coffee, smoked heavily or used cannabis to facilitate sleep. The(More)
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