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Volume 309, 20213rd International Conference on Design and Manufacturing Aspects for Sustainable Energy (ICMED-ICMPC 2021)
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|Published online||07 October 2021|
Breast Thermograms Asymmetry Analysis using Gabor filters
1 GRIET, Hyderabad, India
2 Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College, AP, India
Women are far more likely than males to acquire breast cancer, and current research indicates that this is entirely avoidable. It is also to blame for higher death rates among younger women compared to older women in nearly all developing nations. Medical imaging modalities are continuously in need of development. A variety of medical techniques have been employed to detect breast cancer in women. The most recent studies support mammography for breast cancer screening, although its sensitivity and specificity remain suboptimal, particularly in individuals with thick breast tissue, such as young women. As a result, alternative modalities, such as thermography, are required. Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI), as it is known, detects and records temperature changes on the skin’s surface. Thermography is well-known for its non-invasive, painless, cost-effective, and high recovery rates, as well as its potential to identify breast cancer at an early stage. Gabor filters are used to extract the textural characteristics of the left and right breasts. Using a support vector machine, the thermograms are then classified as normal or malignant based on textural asymmetry between the breasts (SVM). The accuracy achieved by combining Gabor features with an SVM classifier is around 84.5 percent. The early diagnosis of cancer with thermography enhances the patient’s chances of survival significantly since it may detect the disease in its early stages.
Key words: Breast cancer / Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) / Gabor filters / edge detection / pattern recognition
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