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A Computer Vision Based Framework for Detecting Breast Cancer Using Mammography

EasyChair Preprint no. 2930

7 pagesDate: March 11, 2020


Mammography is a specialized medical imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine the breasts. A mammogram is a mammography exam report that helps in the detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women at an early stage. This project proposes to classify mammography breast scans into their respective classes and uses attention learning to localize the specific pixels of malignancy using a heat map overlay. The attention learning model is a standard encoder-decoder circuit wherein convolutional neural networks perform the encoding and recurrent neural networks perform the decoding. Convolutional neural networks enable feature extraction from the mammography scans which is thereafter fed into a recurrent neural network that focuses on the region of malignancy based on the weights assigned to the extracted features over a series of iterations during which the weights are continuously adjusted owing to the feedback received from the previous iteration or epoch. Mammography images are equalized, enhanced and augmented before extracting the features and assigning weights to them as a part of the data preprocessing procedures. This procedure would essentially help in tumor localization in case of breast cancers.

Keyphrases: Back Propagation Neural Network (BPNN), Breast Cancer Detection, GLCM, wavelet transform

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {R. Benazir Begam and K. R. Sreegayathry and S. Srinagavaishnavi and Srinithi Venkatesh},
  title = {A Computer Vision Based Framework for Detecting Breast Cancer Using Mammography},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 2930},

  year = {EasyChair, 2020}}
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