Synthesising abnormal structures in mammograms using pyramid decomposition

Michael Berks, Chris Rose, Caroline Boggis, Susan Astley

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    The appearance of tissue in mammograms is altered by the presence of a mass. Existing mass synthesis methods have not addressed this structural deformation. We present a method for modifying the fine-scale detail in regions of digital mammograms. Regions are decomposed into sub-bands localised in scale and orientation using a wavelet-like decomposition. New structures are synthesised in the high frequency components of the decomposition, leaving coarse levels of the pyramid unchanged. In contrast to existing methods of synthesising mammographic texture, this ensures the global appearance of the region is maintained. Early results in the form of synthesised regions show the promise of this approach. © 2008 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|Lect. Notes Comput. Sci.
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event9th International Workshop on Digital Mammography, IWDM 2008 - Tucson, AZ
    Duration: 1 Jul 2008 → …


    Conference9th International Workshop on Digital Mammography, IWDM 2008
    CityTucson, AZ
    Period1/07/08 → …


    • Mammography
    • Multi-scale decomposition
    • Texture analysis
    • Texture synthesis
    • X-ray


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