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Feature selection and definition for contours classification of thermograms in breast cancer detection
Author(s): Dariusz Jagodziński; Mateusz Matysiewicz; Łukasz Neumann; Robert M. Nowak; Rafał Okuniewski; Witold Oleszkiewicz; Paweł Cichosz
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Paper Abstract

This contribution introduces the method of cancer pathologies detection on breast skin temperature distribution images. The use of thermosensitive foils applied to the breasts skin allows to create thermograms, which displays the amount of infrared energy emitted by all breast cells. The significant foci of hyperthermia or inflammation are typical for cancer cells. That foci can be recognized on thermograms as a contours, which are the areas of higher temperature. Every contour can be converted to a feature set that describe it, using the raw, central, Hu, outline, Fourier and colour moments of image pixels processing. This paper defines also the new way of describing a set of contours through theirs neighbourhood relations. Contribution introduces moreover the way of ranking and selecting most relevant features. Authors used Neural Network with Gevrey`s concept and recursive feature elimination, to estimate feature importance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10031, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2016, 100312U (28 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2249064
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Dariusz Jagodziński, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Mateusz Matysiewicz, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Łukasz Neumann, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Robert M. Nowak, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Rafał Okuniewski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Witold Oleszkiewicz, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Paweł Cichosz, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10031:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2016
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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