A BI-RADS Based Expert Systems for the Diagnoses of Breast Diseases
Umi Kalthum Ngah, Shalihatun Azlin Aziz, Mohd. Ezane Aziz, Mazeda Murad, Nik Munirah Nik 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
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 patientsâ 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.
© 2007 Umi Kalthum Ngah, Shalihatun Azlin Aziz, Mohd. Ezane Aziz, Mazeda Murad, Nik Munirah Nik 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.