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Laboratory for Image & Video Engineering

Digital Mammography

Research on breast cancer imaging, and on computer-assisted detection (CAD) of cancers from digital mammograms has been a focus on LIVE for a decade. Our focus has always been on the development of completely new, perception-based methods for assisting the radiologist to detect potential malignat lesions in breast tissues, with a particular focus on difficult stellate lesions and architectural distortions. Some of the key papers follow:

M.P. Sampat, M.K. Markey and A.C. Bovik, “Computer-aided mammography,” Chapter 10.4 in The Handbook of Image and Video Processing, Second Edition, A.C. Bovik, (Ed.), New York: Elsevier Academic Press, pp. 1195-1217, 2005.
M.P. Sampat, G.J. Whitman, L.D. Broemeling, T.W. Stephens, N.A. Heger, A.C. Bovik and M.K. Markey, “The reliability of measuring physical characteristics of spiculated masses on mammography,” British Journal of Radiology, Special Issue on Computer-Aided Detection, vol. 79, pp. S134-S140, December 2006.
M.P. Sampat, A.C. Bovik, M.K. Markey and G.J. Whitman, “Comparison of algorithms to enhance spicules on spiculated lesions on mammography,” Journal of Digital Imaging, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 9-17, March 2008.
M.P. Sampat, A.C. Bovik, M.K. Markey and G.J. Whitman, “A model-based framework for the detection of spiculated lesions on mammography,” Medical Physics, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 2110-2123, May 2008.
G.S. Muralidhar, T.M. Haygood, T.W. Stephens, G.J. Whitman, A.C. Bovik and M.K. Markey, “Computer-aided detection of breast cancer – have all bases been covered?,” Breast Cancer: Basic and Clinical Research, vol. 2, pp. 5-9, February 2008.
G.S. Muralidhar, A.C. Bovik, M.P. Sampat, G.J. Whitman, T.M. Haygood and M.K. Markey, “Computer-aided diagnosis in breast magnetic resonance imaging,” Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, vol. 78, no. 2, pp. 280-290, February 2011.
G.S. Muralidhar, A.C. Bovik, J.D. Giese, M.P. Sampat, G.J. Whitman, T.M. Haygood, T.W. Stephens and M.K. Markey, “Snakules: An evidence-based active contour algorithm for the annotation of spicules on mammography,” IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol. 29, no. 10, pp. 1768-1780, October 2010.
G.S. Muralidhar, A.C. Bovik and M.K. Markey, “Disparity estimation on stereo mammograms,” IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 24, no. 9, pp. 2851-2863, September 2015.
G.S. Muralidhar, M.K. Markey, A.C. Bovik, T.M. Haygood, T.W. Stephens, W.R. Geiser, N. Garg and G.J. Whitman, “Stereoscopic interpretation of low dose breast tomosynthesis projection images,” Journal of Digital Imaging, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 248-254, April 2014.