Breast tumour segmentation using thresholding and canny edge detector / Fatin Rasyidah Rosli ... [et al.]

Rosli, Fatin Rasyidah and Zainol Abidin, Siti Nazifah and Abu Mangshor, Nur Nabilah and Koshy, Marymol and Md Zain, Siti Maisarah (2019) Breast tumour segmentation using thresholding and canny edge detector / Fatin Rasyidah Rosli ... [et al.]. Multidisciplinary Informatics Journal, 2 (1). pp. 56-64. ISSN 2637-0042


Mammogram acts as a screening tool is used to acquire images of the breast in order to detect early signs of breast cancer. However, the limitation of the mammogram images is it turn out to be too dark or too bright which endangers the loss of useful information. Numerous techniques have been introduced to improve the mammograms including quantitative evaluation. Unlike existing research that required additional hardware to be implemented in the segmentation process on the mammogram, this paper proposes an automated approach to segment breast tumours using image processing. The segmentation process is performed on the mammogram images using thresholding and canny edge detection algorithms. Thirty-three images are collected and tested. Qualitative evaluations showed that the proposed system outperformed segmented breast tumour at an acceptance rate of 52.09 percent, whereas quantitative evaluation using Area Overlap, False Positive Rate and False Negative Rate produced an acceptance rate 52.09 percent, 33.34 percent and 14.57 percent respectively. The findings could improve the quality of mammography images and help radiologists and doctors to detect breast tumours more accurate in a shorter period of time.


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Rosli, Fatin Rasyidah
Zainol Abidin, Siti Nazifah
Abu Mangshor, Nur Nabilah
Koshy, Marymol
Md Zain, Siti Maisarah
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Philosophy > Mathematical logic > Constructive mathematics > Algorithms
T Technology > TR Photography > Applied photography > Scientific and technical applications
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak > Tapah Campus > Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Multidisciplinary Informatics Journal
UiTM Journal Collections: Others > Multidisciplinary Informatics Journal - DISCONTINUE
ISSN: 2637-0042
Volume: 2
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 56-64
Keywords: Breast Tumour; Segmentation; Mammography Images; Thresholding; Canny Edge Detection
Date: June 2019
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