Wavelet-based image analysis of Mammograms

The need to use reliable computer assisted diagnostic methods is becoming more and more crucial in mammography analysis. This is especially true in a state like Maine, and more generally in smaller hospitals, where there may only be one available radiologist to give a visual assessment of mammograms. We propose to offer a novel methodological approach to be eventually implemented into an automated breast cancer diagnosis assistant. Using the 2D Wavelet Transform Modulus Maxima (WTMM) method, the goal of this project is to determine the fractal dimension of microcalcification clusters and to eventually quantitatively discriminate between benign and malignant samples.

Organization: 
University of Maine
Researcher: 
Andre Khalil Ph.D
Grant Amount Given: 
$73,552
Year Issued: 
2008
Period: 
Annual
Grant Category: 
Research
Types of Cancer: 
Breast
Grant Duration: 
1 Year Pilot Grant

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2014 Panning for Gold: Nanomaterials & the Future of Cancer Treatment $168,309 Research University of Maine
2014 Catching Cancer Before It Appears $172,512 Research University of Maine
2012 3DMammoComp: Next Generation Computational Analysis of Breast Tomosynthesis $82,843 Research University of Maine
2012 Development of a Cancer Staging Tool Based on Viscoelastic and Spectrosphic Properties of Cystic Fluids $75,422 Research University of Maine
2010 Computational Pathology: 3-d Analysis of Chromosome Territories $80,000 Research University of Maine
2009 Improved Cancer Detection through the use of Engineered Nanoparticle Bioconjugates $78,292 Research University of Maine
2008 Wavelet-based image analysis of Mammograms $73,552 Research University of Maine
2006 Preventive and Therapeutic Effects of Vitamin D3 an its Membrane Receptor on Neoplastic Cells $76,206 Research University of Maine
2004 Mechanisms of Arsenic Induced Human Lung and Bladder Cancer $45,745 Research University of Maine
2003 Protein Palmyitoylation: Examination and Characterization of the Protein Palitoyl-CoA Transferase Family of Dictyostelium $17,640 Research University of Maine
2001 The New Biology at USM $1,230 Education University of Maine