Segmentation of Microcalcifications in Digital Mammogram Images Using Intensity Modified BlackTop-Hat Transformation and Gauss Distribution

  • P. Shanmugavadivu
  • S. G. Lakshmi Narayanan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8284)

Abstract

An intensity modification based segmentation of microcalcifications from digital mammogram is presented in this paper. The proposed technique projects a novel enhancement method for mammogram images using BlackTop-Hat Transformation and Gauss Distribution as thresholding determinants, taking the neighbouring pixels into consideration for image segmentation. Further, the results are validated with MIAS database description and proved to produce the exact results complying with the descriptions given in the MIAS.

Keywords

Top-Hat Transformation Gauss distribution Digital Mammogram Image Segmentation Microcalcifications 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Shanmugavadivu
    • 1
  • S. G. Lakshmi Narayanan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and ApplicationsGandhigram Rural Institute - Deemed UniversityIndia

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