Masters Theses

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Contrast enhancement of digital mammograpgy [sic] based on multi-scale analysis


"A contrast enhancement algorithm is developed for digital mammograms aiming to assist radiologists in discerning early breast cancer easily. The algorithm is based on a Laplacian pyramid framework image processing technique. The mammogram is decomposed into three frequency sub-bands, low, mid, and high frequency sub-band images. The lower sub-band image contains very fine details and higher level contains coarser features. In this method contrast enhancement is achieved from high and mid sub-bands by decomposing the image based on multi-scale Laplacian pyramid and enhance contrast by image processing. Several mapping functions are applied on sub-band images based on experimental analysis. After modifying sub-band images using mapping functions, the final image is derived from reconstruction of the Laplacian images from lower resolution level to upper resolution level. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the algorithm, two mammogram images are analyzed. To validate the algorithm, quantitative measurements are performed. Several existing contrast enhancement techniques are compared with the developed algorithm. Experimental results and quantitative evaluation prove that the proposed algorithm offers improved contrast of digital mammograms"--Abstract, page iv.


Lee, Hyoung-Koo

Committee Member(s)

Usman, Shoaib
Kumar, A. S. (Arvind S.)
Moss, Randy Hays, 1953-


Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Nuclear Engineering


Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (U.S.)


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Fall 2011


xi, 49 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 37).


© 2011 Muhammad Imran Khan Abir, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Breast -- Radiography
Contrast media (Diagnostic imaging)
Radiography, Medical -- Digital techniques

Thesis Number

T 9911

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