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Texture analysis of mammograms using the two-dimensional Hurst operator

Chandrasekhar, R., Attikiouzel, Y. and deSilva, C.J.S. (1997) Texture analysis of mammograms using the two-dimensional Hurst operator. In: 13th International Conference on Digital Signal Processing Proceedings, DSP 97, 291 - 294, Santorini, Greece pp. 97-100.

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A new texture operator; the two-dimensional Hurst operator, H, is introduced in this paper. It is the two-dimensional extrapolation of an operator originally devised by H.E. Hurst (1951) to analyze time-series. If an image is visualized as a three-dimensional relief map, and the intensity taken to be the height above an x-y plane, this texture operator is useful in determining the relative jaggedness of different image regions. Initial results with mammograms reveal that this operator can discriminate between the predominantly smooth “fatty” and relatively rougher “fibroglandular” regions on mammograms, and has the potential for lesion detection

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
Copyright: © 1997 IEEE
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