Mammography has been established as the only effective and viable technique to detect breast cancer especially in the case of nonpalpable and minimal tumors. About 30% to 50% of breast cancers demonstrate deposits of calcium called microcalcifications. We investigate the potential of using textural features for their correlation with malignancy. A combination of global texture features extracted from the second histogram was combined with local texture features obtained from a wavelet decomposition of the regions containing the calcifications. The performance of the radial-basis-function neural network was compared to the standard multilayered perceptron. The neural networks yielded good results for the classification of hard-to-diagnose cases of mammographic microcalcification into benign and malignant categories using the selected set of features.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1995|
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