Local Binary Patterns Applied to Breast Cancer Classification in Mammographies

Eanes Torres Pereira, Sidney Pimentel Eleutério, João Marques Carvalho


Among all cancer types, breast cancer is the one with the second highest incidence rate for women. Mammography is the most used method for breast cancer detection, as it reveals abnormalities such as masses, calcifications, asymmetries and architectural distortions. In this paper, we propose a classification method for breast cancer that has been tested for six different cancer types: CALC, CIRC, SPIC, MISC, ARCH, ASYM. The proposed approach is composed of a SVM classifier trained with LBP features. The MIAS image database was used in the experiments and ROC curves were generated. To the best of our knowledge, our approach is the first to handle those six different cancer types using the same technique. One important result of the proposed approach is that it was tested over six different breast cancer types proving to be generic enough to obtain high classification results in all cases.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22456/2175-2745.46848

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