Bilateral asymmetry identification for the early detection of breast cancer

  title={Bilateral asymmetry identification for the early detection of breast cancer},
  author={Arianna Mencattini and Marcello Salmeri and Paola Casti},
  journal={2011 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications},
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer overall and the leading cause of cancer deaths in women. Mammography is, at present, the only viable method for detecting most of tumors early enough for effective treatment. The secret of setting up the accurate diagnosis is to detect and understand the most subtle signs of breast lesions. Analysis of asymmetry between the left and right mammograms can provide clues about the presence of early signs of tumors. In this work we present an automated… CONTINUE READING
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