A segmentation approach for mammographic images and its clinical value

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We developed the nested contour algorithm (NCA) — a segmentation method for X-ray mammography images and tested it on a set of 1532 images of 356 women with morphologically proven breast cancer of various characteristics located on different density background. As a result NCA correctly marked 48 of 52 (92.31 %) star-like lesions, 12 of 14 (85.71… (More)

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