Breast Density Classification Using Multiresolution Local Quinary Patterns in Mammograms

Andrik Rampun, Philip Morrow, Bryan Scotney, John Winder

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Abstract

This paper presents a method for breast density classifica- tion using local quinary patterns (LQP) in mammograms. LQP operators are used to capture the texture characteristics of the fibroglandular disk region (FGDroi) instead of the whole breast region as the majority of current studies have done. To maximise the local information, a mul- tiresolution approach is employed followed by dimensionality reduction by selecting dominant patterns only. Subsequently, the Support Vector Machine classifier is used to perform the classification and a stratified ten-fold cross-validation scheme is employed to evaluate the performance of the method. The proposed method produced competitive results up to 85.6% accuracy which is comparable with the state-of-the-art in the literature. Our contributions are two fold: firstly, we show the role of the fibroglandular disk area in representing the whole breast region as an im- portant region for more accurate density classification and secondly we show that the LQP operators can extract discriminative features com- parable with the other popular techniques such as local binary patterns, textons and local ternary patterns (LTP).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
EditorsMaría Valdés Hernández, Victor González-Castro
PublisherSpringer
Pages365-376
Number of pages12
Volume723
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-60964-5
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 22 Jun 2017
EventMedical Image Understanding and Analysis 21st Annual Conference, MIUA 2017, Edinburgh, UK, July 11–13, 2017 - Edinburgh
Duration: 22 Jun 2017 → …

Conference

ConferenceMedical Image Understanding and Analysis 21st Annual Conference, MIUA 2017, Edinburgh, UK, July 11–13, 2017
Period22/06/17 → …

Keywords

  • Breast density
  • local quinary patterns
  • classification
  • mammography

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