Mass Segmantation on Mammograms Using Active Contours

Tunali I., Kılıç E.

21st Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), CYPRUS, 24 - 26 April 2013 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/siu.2013.6531221
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Keywords: Mass segmentation, mammogram, active contours, SEGMENTATION, MODEL
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper segmentation of benign and malignant masses found on mammograms were segmented. After adding low valued pixels outside of mammogram, Chan-Vese active contour algorithm with a new stopping criteria was implemented. As a result, lacking segmentation was prevented. Experiments were made on 60 mammograms which had masses with different shape, size and visibility taken from Digital Database for Screening Mammography(DDSM). Proposed method had a Area Overlap Ratio of % 75.1.