American Journal of Applied Sciences

A BI-RADS Based Expert Systems for the Diagnoses of Breast Diseases

U.K. Ngah, S.A. Aziz, M.E. Aziz, M. Murad, N.M.N. Mahdi, Ali Yeon Mat Shakaff, Nor Ashidi Mat Isa, Mohd. Yusoff Mashor and Mohd. Rizal Arshad

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2007.865.873

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 11

Pages 865-873

Abstract

We proposed an expert system based on the interpretation of mammographic and ultrasound images that may be used by expert and non-expert doctors in the interpretation and classifying of patient cases. The expert system software consists of a mammographic (MAMMEX) and breast ultrasound (SOUNDEX) medical expert systems which may be used to deduce cases according to the Breast Imaging Recording and Data System (BI-RADS) based upon patients’ history, physical and clinical assessment as well as mammograms and breast ultrasound images. The systems were tested on a total of 179 retrospective cases from the Radiology Department, Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (HUSM), Kubang Kerian, Kelantan. The accuracy, sensitivity and specificity of MAMMEX were 97%, 96% and 92% and values of 99%, 98% and 100% were found for SOUNDEX respectively.

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© 2007 U.K. Ngah, S.A. Aziz, M.E. Aziz, M. Murad, N.M.N. Mahdi, Ali Yeon Mat Shakaff, Nor Ashidi Mat Isa, Mohd. Yusoff Mashor and Mohd. Rizal Arshad. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.