Accession Number : ADA335734

Title :   Breast Cancer Mass Detection Using Difference of Gaussians and Pulse Coupled Neural Networks

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Cournoyer, Donald A.

PDF Url : ADA335734

Report Date : DEC 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : CAD, serving as a second reader, has been shown to improve the success of radiologists at detecting breast cancer. This thesis will develop a new algorithm to identify masses in mammograms. The system developed for this thesis will be capable of assisting a radiologist in making decisions.

Descriptors :   *NEURAL NETS, *COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSIS, *BREAST CANCER, ALGORITHMS, COUPLING(INTERACTION), DETECTION, THESES, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), PULSES, IMAGES, PATTERN RECOGNITION, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, RADIOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE