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Morphological Area Gradient: System-independent Dense Tissue Segmentation in Mammography Images

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Morphological Area Gradient: System-independent Dense Tissue Segmentation in Mammography Images. / Torres, German F.; Sassi, Antti; Arponen, Otso; Holli-Helenius, Kirsi; Lääperi, Anna-Leena; Rinta-Kiikka, Irina; Kämäräinen, Joni; Pertuz, Said.

2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC). IEEE, 2019. p. 4855-4858 (Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)).

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Torres, GF, Sassi, A, Arponen, O, Holli-Helenius, K, Lääperi, A-L, Rinta-Kiikka, I, Kämäräinen, J & Pertuz, S 2019, Morphological Area Gradient: System-independent Dense Tissue Segmentation in Mammography Images. in 2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC). Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), IEEE, pp. 4855-4858, Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 1/01/00. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2019.8857320

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Torres, G. F., Sassi, A., Arponen, O., Holli-Helenius, K., Lääperi, A-L., Rinta-Kiikka, I., ... Pertuz, S. (2019). Morphological Area Gradient: System-independent Dense Tissue Segmentation in Mammography Images. In 2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) (pp. 4855-4858). (Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2019.8857320

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Torres GF, Sassi A, Arponen O, Holli-Helenius K, Lääperi A-L, Rinta-Kiikka I et al. Morphological Area Gradient: System-independent Dense Tissue Segmentation in Mammography Images. In 2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC). IEEE. 2019. p. 4855-4858. (Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)). https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2019.8857320

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Torres, German F. ; Sassi, Antti ; Arponen, Otso ; Holli-Helenius, Kirsi ; Lääperi, Anna-Leena ; Rinta-Kiikka, Irina ; Kämäräinen, Joni ; Pertuz, Said. / Morphological Area Gradient: System-independent Dense Tissue Segmentation in Mammography Images. 2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC). IEEE, 2019. pp. 4855-4858 (Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)).

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