Comparison of Enhancement Methods for Mammograms with Performance Measures


25th European Medical Informatics Conference (MIE), İstanbul, Türkiye, 31 Ağustos - 03 Eylül 2014, cilt.205, ss.486-490 identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 205
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3233/978-1-61499-432-9-486
  • Basıldığı Şehir: İstanbul
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.486-490


Mammograms are generally contaminated by noise which assures the need for image enhancement to aid interpretation. The enhancement of mammograms is a very important problem for easy extraction of suspicious regions known as regions of interest (ROIs). This paper introduces comparison of various hybrid enhancement algorithms based on mathematical morphology, contrast stretching, wavelet transform, anisotropic diffusion filter and contrast limited adaptive histogram equalization (CLAHE). The performances of algorithms have been compared by using three global image enhancement evaluation measures; Enhancement Measure (EME), Absolute Mean Brightness Error (AMBE) and Peak Signal-to-Noise Ratio (PSNR). For this study, we have used MIAS database. Experimental results show that the combination of mathematical morphology, anisotropic diffusion filter and CLAHE methods, yields significantly superior image quality and provides more visibility for the suspicious regions.