Journal of Computer Science

Novel Preprocessing Technique in the Computer Aided Detection of Breast Cancer

Senthilkumar Balasubramaniam and Umamaheswari Govindaswamy

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2012.1957.1960

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 8, Issue 12

Pages 1957-1960

Abstract

Analyzing medical images is the most challenging task in medical image processing. Computer Aided Detection (CAD) tool is the aid for the radiologists in analyzing such images for the effective detection and diagnosis of the disease. Such a CAD tool consists of Preprocessing, Segmentation and detection processes. In this study we have improved the preprocessing by using the Selective Median Filter (SMF) for the noise removal and modified the Local Range Modification (LRM) as modified LRM (MLRM) for the contrast enhancement to detect the breast cancer. We have tested the performance of some preprocessing methods and compared with the proposed method (MLRM). These methods (SMF and MLRM) had been tested for over 30 mammogram images and found the accuracy of 97.9% which is better than the other existing methods.

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© 2012 Senthilkumar Balasubramaniam and Umamaheswari Govindaswamy. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.