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Title: The influence of software filtering in digital mammography image quality
Authors: Μιχαήλ, Χρήστος Μ.
Σπυροπούλου, Βασιλική Α.
Καλύβας, Νεκτάριος Ι.
Βαλαής, Ιωάννης Γ.
Δημητρόπουλος, Νικόλαος
Contributors: Φούντος, Γεώργιος Π.
Κανδαράκης, Ιωάννης Σ.
Παναγιωτάκης, Γεώργιος Σ.
Item type: Journal article
Keywords: X-ray detectors;Image filtering;Ανιχνευτές ακτίνων-Χ;Φιλτράρισμα εικόνας
Subjects: Medicine
Issue Date: 19-Jan-2015
Date of availability: 19-Jan-2015
Publisher: IOP Publishing Ltd
Abstract: Breast cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers among women. Several techniques have been developed to help in the early detection of breast cancer such as conventional and digital x-ray mammography, positron and single-photon emission mammography, etc. A key advantage in digital mammography is that images can be manipulated as simple computer image files. Thus non-dedicated commercially available image manipulation software can be employed to process and store the images. The image processing tools of the Photoshop (CS 2) software usually incorporate digital filters which may be used to reduce image noise, enhance contrast and increase spatial resolution. However, improving an image quality parameter may result in degradation of another. The aim of this work was to investigate the influence of three sharpening filters, named hereafter sharpen, sharpen more and sharpen edges on image resolution and noise. Image resolution was assessed by means of the Modulation Transfer Function (MTF).In conclusion it was found that the correct use of commercial non-dedicated software on digital mammograms may improve some aspects of image quality.
Description: Part of 4th International Conference on Imaging Technologies in Biomedical Sciences
Language: English
Citation: Michail, C., Spyropoulou, V., Kalyvas, N., Valais, I., Dimitropoulos, N., et al. (May 2009). The influence of software filtering in digital mammography image quality. Journal of Instrumentation. 4(5). pp. 1-6. IOP Publishing Ltd. Available from:
Journal: Journal of Instrumentation
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
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