Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mammogram Enhancer: Enhancing underexposed mammographies for low-dose mamographic applications

In order to minimize the dose that a patient receives, many digital mammographies are purposely underexposed. Mammogram Enhancer is a software that enhances the underexposed radiographic images, of low-dose mammographic applications. The core algorithm of this software employs characteristics of the center-surround cells of the Human Visual System in order to achieve high-quality local contrast and dynamic range compression, maximizing the available visual information for a correct diagnosis. Additionally, it can be embedded in low-dose digital mammographic units, since its low computational complexity allows fast executions times by conventional microprocessors.

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