Nov 28 2006

AIA Award

Master ThesisYesterday, I received an email from Marko van Eekelen, president of the AIA Awards jury that I won the AIA Masters Award of the academic year 05/06 for my Master Thesis! I’m very honored, and this award mades me even more proud of my work. At December 15th there will be an official ceremony where I present a part of my thesis.

Some sources that published the press release:
Radboud University newsitem (dutch)
Press Center (dutch)

Jun 19 2006

Master Thesis

Master ThesisBreast cancer is the most common life-threatening type of cancer affecting women in The Netherlands. The success of the treatment of breast cancer largely depends on the stage of a tumor at the time of detection. Therefore, early detection of breast cancer is essential. Although mammography screening is currently the most effective tool for early detection of breast cancer, up to one-fifth of women with invasive breast cancer have a mammogram that is interpreted as normal, i.e., a false-negative mammogram result. To overcome such limitations, Computer-Aided Diagnosis (CAD) systems for automatic classification of breast lesions as either benign or malignant are being developed. CAD systems help radiologists with the interpretation of lesions, such that they refer less women for further examination when they actually have benign lesions. In this thesis we constructed several types of classifiers, i.e., Bayesian networks and support vector machines, for the task of computer-aided diagnosis of breast lesions.

Classification of Breast Lesions in Digital Mammograms, Master Thesis (1.3 MB PDF)