ISSN: 0970-938X (Print) | 0976-1683 (Electronic)

Biomedical Research

An International Journal of Medical Sciences


Histopathological breast-image classification with restricted Boltzmann machine along with backpropagation

Deaths due to cancer have increased rapidly in recent years. Among all the cancer diseases, breast cancer causes many deaths in women. A digital medical photography technique has been used for the detection of breast cancer by physicians and doctors, however, they need to give more attention and spend more time to reliably detect the cancer information from the images. Doctors are heavily reliant upon Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD) for cancer detection and monitoring of cancer. Because of the dependence on CAD for cancer diagnosis, researchers always pay extra attention to designing an automatic CAD system for the identification and monitoring of cancer. Various methods have been used for the breast-cancer image-classification task, however, state-of-the-art deep learning techniques have been utilised for cancer image classification with success due to its self-learning and hierarchical featureextraction ability. In this paper we have developed a Deep Neural Network (DNN) model utilising a restricted Boltzmann machine with “scaled conjugate gradient” backpropagation to classify a set of Histopathological breast-cancer images. Our experiments have been conducted on the Histopathological images collected from the BreakHis dataset.

Author(s): Abdullah-Al Nahid, Aaron Mikaelian, Yinan Kong
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