Tumor Detection Algorithm by using Mammogram Image Processing

맘모그램 영상처리를 이용한 종양검출 알고리즘

  • Received : 2013.04.30
  • Accepted : 2013.06.10
  • Published : 2013.06.15


Recently, the death rate owing to breast cancers has been increasing, and the occurrence age for breast cancers is lowering every year. Mammography is known to be a reliable detection method for breast cancers and works by detecting texture changes, calcifications, and other potential symptoms. In this research on breast cancer detection, candidate objects were detected by using image processing on mammograms, and feature analysis was used to classify candidate objects as benign tumors and malignant tumors. To find candidate objects, image pre-processing and binarization using multiple thresholds, and the grouping of micro-calcifications were used. More than 50 shape features and intensity features were used in the classification. The performance of the detection algorithm by using Euclidian distance method for benign tumors was 93%, and the classification error rate was approximately 2%.


Tumor detection;Mammogram;Image processing


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