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Detection of architectural distortion in prior mammograms using fractal analysis and angular spread of power
Author(s): Shantanu Banik; Rangaraj M. Rangayyan; J. E. L. Desautels
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents methods for the detection of architectural distortion in mammograms of interval-cancer cases taken prior to the diagnosis of breast cancer, using Gabor filters, phase portrait analysis, fractal dimension (FD), and analysis of the angular spread of power in the Fourier spectrum. In the estimation of FD using the Fourier power spectrum, only the distribution of power over radial frequency is considered; the information regarding the angular spread of power is ignored. In this study, the angular spread of power in the Fourier spectrum is used to generate features for the detection of spiculated patterns related to architectural distortion. Using Gabor filters and phase portrait analysis, a total of 4224 regions of interest (ROIs) were automatically obtained from 106 prior mammograms of 56 interval-cancer cases, including 301 ROIs related to architectural distortion, and from 52 mammograms of 13 normal cases. For each ROI, the FD and measures of the angular spread of power were computed. Feature selection was performed using stepwise logistic regression. The best result achieved, in terms of the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve, is 0.75 ± 0.02 with an artificial neural network including radial basis functions. Analysis of the performance of the methods with free-response receiver operating characteristics indicated a sensitivity of 0.82 at 7.7 false positives per image.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7624, Medical Imaging 2010: Computer-Aided Diagnosis, 762408 (9 March 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.843840
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Shantanu Banik, Univ. of Calgary (Canada)
Rangaraj M. Rangayyan, Univ. of Calgary (Canada)
J. E. L. Desautels, Univ. of Calgary (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7624:
Medical Imaging 2010: Computer-Aided Diagnosis
Nico Karssemeijer; Ronald M. Summers, Editor(s)

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