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A Study on Multi-class Classification of Breast Cancer Images using Ensemble Network and Transfer Learning

Author(s):

Lahari Tipirneni* and Rizwan Patan   Pages 1 - 8 ( 8 )

Abstract:


Millions of deaths all over the world are caused by breast cancer every year. It has become the most common type of cancer in women. Early detection will help in better prognosis and increases the chance of survival. Automating the classification using Computer-Aided Diagnosis (CAD) systems can make the diagnosis less prone to errors. Multi class classification and Binary classification of breast cancer is a challenging problem. Convolutional neural network architectures extract specific feature descriptors from images, which cannot represent different types of breast cancer. This leads to false positives in classification, which is undesirable in disease diagnosis. The current paper presents an ensemble Convolutional neural network for multi class classification and Binary classification of breast cancer. The feature descriptors from each network are combined to produce the final classification. In this paper, histopathological images are taken from publicly available BreakHis dataset and classified between 8 classes. The proposed ensemble model can perform better when compared to the methods proposed in the literature. The results showed that the proposed model could be a viable approach for breast cancer classification.

Keywords:

Breast cancer, classification, convolutional neural network, ensemble, transfer learning, histopathological images.

Affiliation:

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Velagapudi Ramakrishna Siddhartha Engineering College,Vijayawada,, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Velagapudi Ramakrishna Siddhartha Engineering College,Vijayawada



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