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Extraction of breast border and removal of pectoral muscle in wavelet domain

Extraction of the breast border and simultaneously exclusion of pectoral muscle are principal steps for diagnosing of breast cancer based on mammogram data. The objective of propose method is to classify the mediolateral oblique fragment of the pectoral muscle. The extraction of breast region is performed using the multilevel wavelet decomposition of mammogram images. Moreover, artifact suppression and pectoral muscle detection is carried out by morphological operator. The efficient extraction with higher accuracy is validated on the set of 322 digital images taken from MIAS dataset.

Author(s): Bushra Mughal, Nazeer Muhammad, Muhammad Sharif, Tanzila Saba, Amjad Rehman