Clin Oncol | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Review Article | Open Access

A Novel Morphological Band Pass Filtering Technique for Detection of Breast Microcalcifications

Muthumari S1, Krishnaveni K1 and Suganthi J2*

1Department of Computer Science, Sri S Ramasamy Naidu Memorial College, India
2Department of Information and Technology, Madurai Institute of Engineering and Technology, India

*Correspondance to: Suganthi J 

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Abstract

Microcalcifications are early signs of breast cancer which emerge as minute vivid marks in the images of mammogram. As these mammogram images are small in size and shape, they are complicated to get detected. Morphological Band pass Filter (MBF) is proposed in this research work to detect microcalcifications. Morphological band pass filter is implemented by applying 
morphological operations with structure elements of different shapes and sizes. Multiple MBFs are modulated in succession for detection task. Finally, the output binary image contains the detected microcalcifications. The proposed method yields high percentage of accuracy in locating and detecting the microcalcifications.

Keywords:

Microcalcifications; Morphological band pass filters; Structuring element; Mammogram Image; Morphological operators

Citation:

Muthumari S, Krishnaveni K, Suganthi J. A Novel Morphological Band Pass Filtering Technique for Detection of Breast Microcalcifications. Clin Oncol. 2021;6:1826..

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