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Novel Preprocessing Technique in the Computer Aided Detection of Breast Cancer

Senthilkumar Balasubramaniam1 and Umamaheswari Govindaswamy1
  • 1 , India
Journal of Computer Science
Volume 8 No. 12, 2012, 1957-1960

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/jcssp.2012.1957.1960

Submitted On: 21 August 2012 Published On: 8 November 2012

How to Cite: Balasubramaniam, S. & Govindaswamy, U. (2012). Novel Preprocessing Technique in the Computer Aided Detection of Breast Cancer. Journal of Computer Science, 8(12), 1957-1960. https://doi.org/10.3844/jcssp.2012.1957.1960

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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Keywords

  • Computer Aided Detection (CAD)
  • Preprocessing
  • Breast Cancer
  • Mammogram
  • SMF
  • MLRM