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A computer-assisted diagnostic (CAD) method and apparatus are described for the enhancement and detection of suspicious regions in digital X-ray images, with particular emphasis on early cancer detection using digital mammography. An objective is to improve the sensitivity of detection of suspicious areas such as masses, while maintaining a low false positive detection rate, and to classify masses as benign or malignant. A modular CAD technique has been developed as a potentially automatic and/or second-opinion method for mass detection and classification in digital mammography that may in turn be readily modified for application with different digital X-ray detectors with varying gray-scale and resolution characteristics. The method consists of using a plurality of CAD modules to preprocess and enhance image features in the gray-level, the directional texture, and the morphological domains.

Title
Computer-assisted method and apparatus for analysis of x-ray images using wavelet transforms
Application Number
8/659061
Publication Number
5799100
Application Date
June 3, 1996
Publication Date
August 25, 1998
Inventor
Lihua Li
Tampa
FL, US
Wei Qian
Wesley Chapel
FL, US
Laurence P Clarke
Temple Terrace
FL, US
Agent
Allen Dyer Doppelt Milbrath & Gilchrist P A
Assignee
University of South Florida
FL, US
IPC
G06K 9/00
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