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A Review on Region of Interest Segmentation Based on Clustering Techniques for Breast Cancer Ultrasound Images

Abstract

The most prevalent cancer amongst women is woman breast cancer. Ultrasound imaging is a widely employed method for identifying and diagnosing breast abnormalities. Computer-aided diagnosis technologies have lately been developed with ultrasound images to help radiologists enhance the accuracy of the diagnosis. This paper presents several ultrasound image segmentation techniques, mainly focus on eight clustering methods over the last 10 years, and it shows the advantages and disadvantages of these approaches. Breast ultrasound image segmentation is, therefore, still an accessible and challenging issue due to numerous ultrasound artifacts introduced in the imaging process, including high speckle noise, poor contrast, blurry edges, weak signal-to-noise ratio, and intensity inhomogeneity.

Keywords

Breast cancer, Computer-aided diagnosis, Ultrasound image, Segmentation, Clustering

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