Mammographic image analysis.
Highnam RP., Brady JM., Shepstone BJ.
We describe our recent progress aimed at computer analysis of mammograms. The overall aim is to provide the clinician with reliable quantitative information. We summarise a representation we have developed of the 'interesting' (non-adipose) tissue in a breast, then put the representation to work in three ways: (i) to propose a new quantitative measure to aid in diagnosing masses; (ii) to explore the possibility of reducing by half the radiation dose required for a mammogram; and (iii) recalling some of the results that can be provided by differential compression mammography, in which mammograms are taken at two slightly different compressions.