Method and System for Automated Detection of Microcalcification Clusters in Mammograms

The invention is a novel method for automated detection of objects in images. One specific use is to detect malignant microcalcification clusters in mammograms. The method operates by forming a contour plot of the image (mammogram), the object (microcalcification) in the contour plot being comprised of a set of nested contour lines wherein the contour lines correspond to intensity levels thereby causing the object to appear as a prominent peak in relation to the local surround in the image.

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