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Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 954148, 9 pages
Research Article

An Interactive Method Based on the Live Wire for Segmentation of the Breast in Mammography Images

School of Medical Imaging, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin 300203, China

Received 11 February 2014; Accepted 26 May 2014; Published 15 June 2014

Academic Editor: Volkhard Helms

Copyright © 2014 Zhang Zewei et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In order to improve accuracy of computer-aided diagnosis of breast lumps, the authors introduce an improved interactive segmentation method based on Live Wire. This paper presents the Gabor filters and FCM clustering algorithm is introduced to the Live Wire cost function definition. According to the image FCM analysis for image edge enhancement, we eliminate the interference of weak edge and access external features clear segmentation results of breast lumps through improving Live Wire on two cases of breast segmentation data. Compared with the traditional method of image segmentation, experimental results show that the method achieves more accurate segmentation of breast lumps and provides more accurate objective basis on quantitative and qualitative analysis of breast lumps.