Automatic pectoral muscle segmentation on mediolateral oblique view mammograms

  title={Automatic pectoral muscle segmentation on mediolateral oblique view mammograms},
  author={Sze Man Kwok and Ramachandran Chandrasekhar and Yianni Attikiouzel and Mary T. Rickard},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging},
Mammograms are X-ray images of the breast which are used to detect breast cancer. When mammograms are analyzed by computer, the pectoral muscle should preferably be excluded from processing intended for the breast tissue. For this and other reasons, it is important to identify and segment out the pectoral muscle. In this paper, a new, adaptive algorithm is proposed to automatically extract the pectoral muscle on digitized mammograms; it uses knowledge about the position and shape of the… CONTINUE READING
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