A Region Based Convolutional Network for Tumor Detection and Classification in Breast Mammography

  • Ayelet Akselrod-BallinEmail author
  • Leonid Karlinsky
  • Sharon Alpert
  • Sharbell Hasoul
  • Rami Ben-Ari
  • Ella Barkan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10008)


This paper addresses the problem of detection and classification of tumors in breast mammograms. We introduce a novel system that integrates several modules including a breast segmentation module and a fibroglandular tissue segmentation module into a modified cascaded region-based convolutional network. The method is evaluated on a large multi-center clinical dataset and compared to ground truth annotated by expert radiologists. Preliminary experimental results show the high accuracy and efficiency obtained by the suggested network structure. As the volume and complexity of data in healthcare continues to accelerate generalizing such an approach may have a profound impact on patient care in many applications.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ayelet Akselrod-Ballin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Leonid Karlinsky
    • 1
  • Sharon Alpert
    • 1
  • Sharbell Hasoul
    • 1
  • Rami Ben-Ari
    • 1
  • Ella Barkan
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM Research - HaifaHaifaIsrael

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