Automatic detection of clustered microcalcifications in digital mammograms.


In this paper we propose a new algorithm for the detection of clustered microcalcifications using mathematical morphology and artificial neural networks. Considering each mammogram as a topographic representation, each microcalcification appears as elevation constituting a regional maxima. Morphological filters are applied, in order to remove noise and regional maxima that doesn't correspond to calcifications. Each suspicious object is marked using a binary image and finally a feed forward neural network classifies every object achieving a rate of 90% true positive detections with 0.11 false positives per image.

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@article{Halkiotis2002AutomaticDO, title={Automatic detection of clustered microcalcifications in digital mammograms.}, author={Stelios Halkiotis and John Mantas}, journal={Studies in health technology and informatics}, year={2002}, volume={90}, pages={24-9} }