Detection of Breast Abnormalities of Thermograms based on a New Segmentation Method
Mona A. S. Ali, Gehad Ismail Sayed, Tarek Gaber, Aboul Ella Hassanien, Vaclav Snasel, Lincoln F. Silva
Citation: Proceedings of the 2015 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 5, pages 255–261 (2015)
Abstract. Breast cancer is one from various diseases that has got great attention in the last decades. This due to the number of women who died because of this disease. Segmentation is always an important step in developing a CAD system. This paper proposed an automatic segmentation method for the Region of Interest (ROI) from breast thermograms. This method is based on the data acquisition protocol parameter (the distance from the patient to the camera) and the image statistics of DMR-IR database. To evaluated the results of this method, an approach for the detection of breast abnormalities of thermograms was also proposed. Statistical and texture features from the segmented ROI were extracted and the SVM with its kernel function was used to detect the normal and abnormal breasts based on these features. The experimental results, using the benchmark database, DMR-IR, shown that the classification accuracy reached (100\%). Also, using the measurements of the recall and the precision, the classification results reached 100\%. This means that the proposed segmentation method is a promising technique for extracting the ROI of breast thermograms.