Shape-based clustering & classification of breast microcalcifications in micro-CT images

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This paper presents a novel classification approach for microcalcifications extracted from core biopsy tissue samples digitized using micro-CT, a high-resolution 3D imaging modality. Microcalcifications are tiny spots of calcium that may occur in the female breast. Although they are common in healthy woman, they are often an early sign of breast cancer. In case of suspiciousness, a biopsy is conducted and the extracted tissue is pathologically analyzed for the presence of cancer cells. The calcifications themselves however are mostly not analyzed. As a result, there is a ground truth for the tissue samples but not for the individual calcifications. Therefore, this paper presents an approach where the calcifications are first classified according to shape-based clusters before predicting a label for the tissue samples.
Originele taal-2English
TitelThe 6th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (MBEC 2014)
UitgeverijSpringer International Publishing
Aantal pagina's4
ISBN van elektronische versie978-3-319-11128-5
ISBN van geprinte versie978-3-319-11127-8
StatusPublished - 2015
EvenementMBEC 2014-Towards new horizons in biomedical engineering - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duur: 7 sep 201411 sep 2014

Publicatie series

NaamIFMBE Proceedings
UitgeverijSpringer International Publishing
ISSN van geprinte versie1680-0737
ISSN van elektronische versie1680-0737


ConferenceMBEC 2014-Towards new horizons in biomedical engineering


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