Comparison of deep learning architectures for pre-screening of breast cancer thermograms Conference Paper uri icon


  • —Infrared thermography can be used for pre-screening of breast cancer but the results of this technique depend on the experience of the human expert. We propose an automated analysis approach to assess the capabilities of deep neural networks to classify breast thermograms. The dataset consisted of 173 images and we compared seven deep learning architectures. VGG-16 convolutional neural network outperformed with a sensitivity of 100%25, specificity of 82.35%25 and balanced accuracy of 91.18%25. Such results indicate that deep neural networks can be used in the analysis of thermal images for breast cancer pre-screening. © 2019 IEEE.

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  • 2019-01-01