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A Computerized Approach towards Breast Volume Calculation

Indra Kanta Maitra, Sanjay Nag , Samir K. Bandyopadhyay Published in Image Processing

International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Year of Publication 2012
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  1. Indra Kanta Maitra, Sanjay Nag and Samir K Bandyopadhyay. Article: A Computerized Approach towards Breast Volume Calculation. International Journal of Applied Information Systems 1(4):15-20, February 2012. BibTeX

    	author = "Indra Kanta Maitra and Sanjay Nag and Samir K. Bandyopadhyay",
    	title = "Article: A Computerized Approach towards Breast Volume Calculation",
    	journal = "International Journal of Applied Information Systems",
    	year = 2012,
    	volume = 1,
    	number = 4,
    	pages = "15-20",
    	month = "February",
    	note = "Published by Foundation of Computer Science, New York, USA"


Breast cancer and other abnormalities in breast are becoming a health hazard all over the world. The development of such diseases have no direct cause so effective diagnostics for early detection is the only way to prevent or reduce mortality. Breast volume calculation plays an important role in such diagnostics and it is also plays an important part in cosmetic surgeries of breast. Breast volume calculations are carried out using complex procedures that also includes surgical means. Calculation by using computerized methods using biomedical image processing is an important and painless method for the deduction of breast volume. In this research paper we have proposed a new three dimension model containing a two half paraboloid facing each other and lying on the same elliptical base, as a geometrical representation of breast to calculate volume. We have also formulated to calculate the volume of the same. We have used a set of two digital mammogram views (CC and MLO) for each breast and developed a fully automated system to calculate the volume.


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Mammogram, Volume, BHEA, BBDA, PMDA, and Elliptical Paraboloid