Classification of Breast Masses Using Convolutional Neural Network as Feature Extractor and Classifier

  • Pinaki Ranjan Sarkar
  • Deepak Mishra
  • Gorthi R. K. Sai Subrahmanyam
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 704)


Due to the difficulties of radiologists to detect micro-calcification clusters, computer-aided detection (CAD) system is much needed. Many researchers have undertaken the challenge of building an efficient CAD system and several feature extraction methods are being proposed. Most of them extract low- or mid-level features which restrict the accuracy of the overall classification. We observed that high-level features lead to a better diagnosis and convolutional neural network (CNN) is the best-known model to extract high-level features. In this paper, we propose to use a CNN architecture to do both of the feature extraction and classification task. Our proposed network was applied to both MIAS and DDSM databases, and we have achieved accuracy of \(99.074\%\) and \(99.267\%\), respectively, which we believe that is the best reported so far.


Micro-calcification Computer-aided detection Convolutional neural network High-level features 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pinaki Ranjan Sarkar
    • 1
  • Deepak Mishra
    • 1
  • Gorthi R. K. Sai Subrahmanyam
    • 2
  1. 1.Indian Institute of Space Science and TechnologyThiruvananthapuramIndia
  2. 2.Indian Institute of Technology TirupatiTirupatiIndia

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