Journal of Computer Science

Automated Breast Cancer Diagnosis based on GVF-Snake Segmentation, Wavelet Features Extraction and Neural Network Classification

Abderrahim Sebri, Jihène Malek and Rached Tourki

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2007.600.607

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 3, Issue 8

Pages 600-607


Breast cancer accounts for the second most cancer diagnoses among women and the second most cancer deaths in the world. In fact, more than 11000 women die each year, all over the world, because this disease. The automatic breast cancer diagnosis is a very important purpose of medical informatics researches. Some researches has been oriented to make automatic the diagnosis at the step of mammographic diagnosis, some others treated the problem at the step of cytological diagnosis. In this work, we describes the current state of the ongoing the BC automated diagnosis research program. It is a software system that provides expert diagnosis of breast cancer based on three step of cytological image analysis. The first step is based on segmentation using an active contour for cell tracking and isolating of the nucleus in the studied image. Then from this nucleus, have been extracted some textural features using the wavelet transforms to characterize image using its texture, so that malign texture can be differentiated from benign on the assumption that tumoral texture is different from the texture of other kinds of tissues. Finally, the obtained features will be introduced as the input vector of a Multi-Layer Perceptron (MLP), to classify the images into malign and benign ones.


© 2007 Abderrahim Sebri, Jihène Malek and Rached Tourki. 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.