DETECTION OF NON-PARAMETRIC LINES BY EVIDENCE ACCUMULATION: FINDING BLOOD VESSELS IN MAMMOGRAMS

  • Leszek J Chmielewski
Part of the Computational Imaging and Vision book series (CIVI, volume 32)

Abstract

The evidence accumulation method for finding objects having shape which can be neither parameterized nor tabularized is proposed. The result is a multi-scale measure of existence of the detected object, in the accumulator congruent with the image domain, supplemented with local information on additional features of the object. The method is implemented for finding blood vessels in mammographic images, visible as bright lines. In this case, information from pairs of pixels is used for accumulation. The accumulation is fuzzy in several ways.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leszek J Chmielewski
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  1. 1.Institute of Fundamental Technological ResearchPolish Academy of Sciences Święetokrzyska 21WarsawPoland

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