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Mammographic Texture Analysis : An Evaluation Of Risk For Developing Breast Cancer
Author(s): I. E. Magnin; F. Cluzeau; C. L. Odet; A. Bremond
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Paper Abstract

The aim of this research is to avoid as much as possible the development of the woman breast cancer by the mean of a preventive systematic analysis of mammographic textures and the automatic determination of a "risk coefficient" for each given texture. In a first step, a standard procedure for obtaining X-ray mammograms is set-up and a specialist classifies the resulting radiographic images in four groups of risk. In a second step, specific and selected textures algorithms using both global and local statistical properties of the images are implemented. A number of X-ray mammograms, given by the hospital, has been studied. One of the resulting important observation is that it seems unapropriate to define a set of distinct classes of risk and that an increasing gravity degree correlated to a continuous evolution of the mammographic textures from the lowest to the highest degree of risk is to be preferred. Finally, a systematic comparison between the human classification and the numerical coefficients provided by the texture analysis is performed : a critical examination of these preliminary results leads us to a constructive discussion concerning the future developments of the proposed method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 June 1985
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0535, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XIII, (11 June 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.947297
Show Author Affiliations
I. E. Magnin, LTSU (France)
F. Cluzeau, LTSU (France)
C. L. Odet, LTSU (France)
A. Bremond, Hopital Ed. Herriot (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0535:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XIII
Samuel J. Dwyer III; Roger H. Schneider, Editor(s)

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