International Journal of Modern Computation, Information and Communication Technology

ISSN 2581-5954

June 2018, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 33-44.​​

Detection of Breast Cancer from Digital Mammogram images using Medical Image Processing: A Review     
W. S. Jenif D Souza, S. Jothi, A. Chandrasekar*
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, St. Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai - 600119. India.
*Corresponding author’s e-mail:      


Breast cancer is the most common cancer that causes deaths for women worldwide over past the 50 years. Early detection is the most effective way to manage the breast cancer. Currently Digital Mammography technique is used for early detection of breast cancer. The result of mammographic image varies with image quality and knowledge of radiologist. Many papers have documented many advanced techniques of Computer Aided Diagnosis using mammogram for detection of breast cancer. This review provides a summary about various recent trends and developments in the field of Computer Aided Diagnosis of breast cancer detection using digital mammograms. This survey focus on the some CAD techniques that was recently developed for detection of breast cancer including detection of masses, detection of architectural distortion, detection of calcification or microcalcification and bilateral asymmetry detection.

Keywords: Architectural distortion; Bilateral asymmetry; Computer Aided Diagnosis; Digital mammography; Mass screening; Microcalcifications.


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