A COMPUTER AIDED DETECTION SYSTEM FOR MICROCALCIFICATIONS IN BREAST PHANTOM IMAGES

Bruno Barufaldi, Sarah Soares de Oliveira, Leonardo Vidal Batista, Homero Schiabel, Manuella Santos Carneiro Almeida

Abstract

Breast cancer control represents one of the greatest challenges that public health service faces nowadays. In order to decrease the death rate from cancer in women, the AGEVISA-PB implemented a Mammography Quality Control Programme to improve the performance of mammographic equipment in Paraiba - Brazil. The evaluation method of these devices is accomplished through breast phantoms that simulate structures found on a mammogram in order to assure the quality of radiographic images. Even so, evaluation by technicians still suffers limitations caused by the visual inspections by individuals, such as long-time benchmarking and subjectivity. The main purpose of this research is to develop a computerised system that analyses radiological images of phantom MAMA-CDM and correlates with human visual perception. The results indicate that the system developed can be used as a second opinion, thus becoming a tool of great utility in aiding medical diagnosis.

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Barufaldi B., Soares de Oliveira S., Vidal Batista L., Schiabel H. and Santos Carneiro Almeida M. (2012). A COMPUTER AIDED DETECTION SYSTEM FOR MICROCALCIFICATIONS IN BREAST PHANTOM IMAGES . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2012) ISBN 978-989-8425-89-8, pages 414-418. DOI: 10.5220/0003789704140418


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@conference{biosignals12,
author={Bruno Barufaldi and Sarah Soares de Oliveira and Leonardo Vidal Batista and Homero Schiabel and Manuella Santos Carneiro Almeida},
title={A COMPUTER AIDED DETECTION SYSTEM FOR MICROCALCIFICATIONS IN BREAST PHANTOM IMAGES},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={414-418},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003789704140418},
isbn={978-989-8425-89-8},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2012)
TI - A COMPUTER AIDED DETECTION SYSTEM FOR MICROCALCIFICATIONS IN BREAST PHANTOM IMAGES
SN - 978-989-8425-89-8
AU - Barufaldi B.
AU - Soares de Oliveira S.
AU - Vidal Batista L.
AU - Schiabel H.
AU - Santos Carneiro Almeida M.
PY - 2012
SP - 414
EP - 418
DO - 10.5220/0003789704140418