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Digital mammography in the radio-dense and complex pattern breast
Author(s): Matthew T. Freedman; Dorothy E. Steller Artz; Hamid Jafroudi; Jacquelyn Hogge; Rebecca A. Zuurbier; Jyh-Shyan Lin; Raj Katial; Seong Ki Mun
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Paper Abstract

The sensitivity of mammography for the detection of breast cancer is decreased in the radiodense breast. Storage phosphor digital radiographic systems have a wider latitude of exposure than conventional mammographic screen film systems. By using low resolution histogram equalization one can produce a mammographic image of the breast that retains the high frequency information that defines the edges of microcalcifications, architectural distortion and some masses but which, at the same time, allows one to look through into regions of increased breast radiodensity and identify microcalcifications within them. This paper demonstrates the effect of this special form of image processing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2710, Medical Imaging 1996: Image Processing, (16 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.237984
Show Author Affiliations
Matthew T. Freedman, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Dorothy E. Steller Artz, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Hamid Jafroudi, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Jacquelyn Hogge, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Rebecca A. Zuurbier, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Jyh-Shyan Lin, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Raj Katial, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Seong Ki Mun, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2710:
Medical Imaging 1996: Image Processing
Murray H. Loew; Kenneth M. Hanson, Editor(s)

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