Whole mammogram image classification with convolutional neural networks

Xiaofei Zhang, Yi Zhang, Erik Y. Han, Nathan Jacobs, Qiong Han, Xiaoqin Wang, Jinze Liu

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Abstract

Due to the high variability in tumor morphology and the low signal-to-noise ratio inherent to mammography, manual classification of mammogram yields a significant number of patients being called back, and subsequent large number of biopsies performed to reduce the risk of missing cancer. The convolutional neural network (CNN) is a popular deep-learning construct used in image classification. This technique has achieved significant advancements in large-set image-classification challenges in recent years. In this study, we had obtained over 3000 high-quality original mammograms with approval from an institutional review board at the University of Kentucky. Different classifiers based on CNNs were built, and each classifier was evaluated based on its performance relative to truth values generated by histology results from biopsy and two-year negative mammogram follow-up confirmed by expert radiologists. Our results showed that CNN model we had built and optimized via data augmentation and transfer learning have a great potential for automatic breast cancer detection using mammograms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2017
EditorsIllhoi Yoo, Jane Huiru Zheng, Yang Gong, Xiaohua Tony Hu, Chi-Ren Shyu, Yana Bromberg, Jean Gao, Dmitry Korkin
Pages700-704
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509030491
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 15 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2017 - Kansas City, United States
Duration: Nov 13 2017Nov 16 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2017
Volume2017-January

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKansas City
Period11/13/1711/16/17

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 IEEE.

Keywords

  • Mammogram
  • classification
  • convolutional neural network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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