Asymmetry analysis of breast thermograms using automated segmentation and texture features

Dayakshini Sathish, Surekha Kamath, Keerthana Prasad, Rajagopal Kadavigere, Roshan J. Martis

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In this article, we present a new approach for breast thermogram image analysis by developing a fully automatic segmentation of right and left breast for asymmetry analysis, using shape features of the breast and Polynomial curve fitting. Segmentation results are validated with their respective Ground Truths. Histogram and grey level co-occurrence matrix-based texture features are extracted from the segmented images. Statistical test shows that features are highly significant in detection of breast cancer. We have obtained an accuracy of 90%, sensitivity of 87.5% and specificity of 92.5% for a set of eighty images with forty normal and forty abnormal using SVM RBF classifier.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)745-752
Number of pages8
JournalSignal, Image and Video Processing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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