spiculation


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spiculation

(spĭk′yə-lā′shən)
n.
Formation into a spicule or spicules.
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Sahiner et al [21] presented a fully automated and three-stage segmentation method that included "clustering, active contour, and spiculation detection stages to detect speculated and nonspiculated masses".
Atypical carcinomas usually present with less-defined borders, and some exhibit spiculation on spotmagnification images.
66) Solid components may enlarge or collapse, may become denser, and spiculations often develop.
Diagnosis often requires biopsy or resection, which may yield a solitary mass with an irregular margin and spiculation.
For example, spiculation, microcalcification, architectural distortion and skin retraction or thickening may be a benign or malignant finding.
Some authors have described this irregularity as sonographic spiculation, appearing similar to mammographic spiculation.
Features common to primary breast cancer such as spiculations, calcification, parenchymal distortion, acoustic shadowing, secondary skin or nipple changes are typically not observed with hematogenous metastases to the breast.
The mass was found to be composed of both fibrous soft tissue and calcific spiculations that had the appearance of moth-eaten wood.
Contrast limited adaptive histogram equalization image processing to improve the detection of simulated spiculations in dense mammograms", Journal of Digital Imaging, 11: 193-200.
The Mozart System, the world's first specimen radiography system to use 3D Tomography, delivers enhanced visibility of the actual tumor and spiculations, not just the fiducials and guides inserted by the radiologist, allowing for much more precise conclusions.