Pectoral muscle identification in mammograms for Computer Aided Diagnosis of breast cancer

Shayma'A A. Hassan, Mohammed S. Sayed, Fathi Farag, Ghada K. Gouhar

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Abstract

In Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD) systems of breast cancer, extraction of the breast region and delineation of the breast contour with the pectoral muscle being removed is an essential preprocessing step. Primarily it allows the search for abnormalities to be limited to the region of the breast without undue effect from the background of the mammogram. This paper presents a new method for the identification and removal of the pectoral muscle in medio-Iateral oblique (MLO) view of mammogram using iterative thresholding. Our algorithm also identifies the presence of abnormal axillary lymph nodes, which is a major sign of breast carcinoma, and detects the breast border.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 Cairo International Biomedical Engineering Conference, CIBEC 2012
Pages158-161
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Event2012 Cairo International Biomedical Engineering Conference, CIBEC 2012 - Giza, Egypt
Duration: 20 Dec 201222 Dec 2012

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Other2012 Cairo International Biomedical Engineering Conference, CIBEC 2012
CountryEgypt
CityGiza
Period20/12/1222/12/12

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Keywords

  • Breast Border Detection
  • Computer Aided Diagnosis
  • Mammograms
  • Pectoral Muscle Identification

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Hassan, SA. A., Sayed, M. S., Farag, F., & Gouhar, G. K. (2012). Pectoral muscle identification in mammograms for Computer Aided Diagnosis of breast cancer. In 2012 Cairo International Biomedical Engineering Conference, CIBEC 2012 (pp. 158-161). [6473337] https://doi.org/10.1109/CIBEC.2012.6473337
Hassan, Shayma'A A. ; Sayed, Mohammed S. ; Farag, Fathi ; Gouhar, Ghada K. / Pectoral muscle identification in mammograms for Computer Aided Diagnosis of breast cancer. 2012 Cairo International Biomedical Engineering Conference, CIBEC 2012. 2012. pp. 158-161
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Hassan, SAA, Sayed, MS, Farag, F & Gouhar, GK 2012, Pectoral muscle identification in mammograms for Computer Aided Diagnosis of breast cancer. in 2012 Cairo International Biomedical Engineering Conference, CIBEC 2012., 6473337, pp. 158-161, 2012 Cairo International Biomedical Engineering Conference, CIBEC 2012, Giza, Egypt, 20/12/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/CIBEC.2012.6473337

Pectoral muscle identification in mammograms for Computer Aided Diagnosis of breast cancer. / Hassan, Shayma'A A.; Sayed, Mohammed S.; Farag, Fathi; Gouhar, Ghada K.

2012 Cairo International Biomedical Engineering Conference, CIBEC 2012. 2012. p. 158-161 6473337.

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Hassan SAA, Sayed MS, Farag F, Gouhar GK. Pectoral muscle identification in mammograms for Computer Aided Diagnosis of breast cancer. In 2012 Cairo International Biomedical Engineering Conference, CIBEC 2012. 2012. p. 158-161. 6473337 https://doi.org/10.1109/CIBEC.2012.6473337