Method and System for Automated Detection of Microcalcification Clusters in Mammograms
The invention is a novel method for automated detection of objects in images. One specific use is to detect malignant microcalcification clusters in mammograms. The method operates by forming a contour plot of the image (mammogram), the object (microcalcification) in the contour plot being comprised of a set of nested contour lines wherein the contour lines correspond to intensity levels thereby causing the object to appear as a prominent peak in relation to the local surround in the image.
Patent Status: U.S. patent(s) 5574799 issued.
*Patent Status: U.S. patent 5,574,799 issued.CONTACT:
Mr. J. E. Dietz
Phone: (443) 778-2782