Automatic Diagnosing of Suspicious Lesions in Digital Mammograms

Abdelali ELMOUFIDI, Khalid El, Said Jai-andaloussi, Abderrahim Sekkaki, Gwenole Quellec, Mathieu Lamard, Guy Cazuguel
2016 International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications  
Breast cancer is the most common cancer and the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among women's age between 50 and 74 years across the worldwide. In this paper we've proposed a method to detect the suspicious lesions in mammograms, extracting their features and classify them as Normal or Abnormal and Benign or Malignant for diagnosing of breast cancer. This method consists of two major parts: The first one is detection of regions of interest (ROIs). The second one is diagnosing of
more » ... d ROIs. This method was tested by Mini Mammography Image Analysis Society (Mini-MIAS) database. To check method's performance, we've used FROC (Free-Receiver Operating Characteristics) curve in the detection part and ROC (Receiver Operating Characteristics) curve in the diagnosis part. Obtained results show that the performance of detection part has sensitivity of 94.27% at 0.67 false positive per image. The performance of diagnosis part has 94.29% accuracy, with 94.11% sensitivity, 94.44% specificity in the classification as normal or abnormal mammogram, and has achieved 94.4% accuracy, with 96.15% sensitivity and 94.54% specificity in the classification as Benign or Malignant mammogram.
doi:10.14569/ijacsa.2016.070568 fatcat:qivt6dyx3be2rbi4kbq6vtklhi