Validation of graph theoretic segmentation of the pectoral muscle

Fei Ma*, Mariusz Bajger, John P. Slavotinek, Murk J. Bottema

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Two graph theoretic methods are used in conjunction with active contours to segment the pectoral muscle in 82 screening mammograms. To validate the method, the boundaries are also marked by four radiologists with different levels of experience in mammography. The simultaneous truth and performance level estimation (STAPLE) method is used to estimate the true boundary and to estimate the sensitivity and specificity of the segmentation schemes. The performance of one of the two algorithms is found not differ significantly from radiologists.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Mammography - 8th International Workshop, IWDM 2006, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)3540356258, 9783540356257
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Workshop on Digital Mammography, IWDM 2006 - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Jun 200621 Jun 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4046 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference8th International Workshop on Digital Mammography, IWDM 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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