Augmented data strategies for enhanced computer vision performance in breast cancer diagnosis

Asieh Kaffashbashi, Vahid Sobhani, Fariba Goodarzian, Fariborz Jolai, Amir Aghsami*

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Abstract

Breast cancer remains a formidable global health challenge, exacting a heavy toll on women’s lives and necessitating advanced diagnostic methodologies. This study delves into the domain with an innovative perspective, addressing pertinent limitations in current approaches. Despite significant progress, the prevalence of misclassifications and inadequate diagnostic accuracy persists as a critical concern. Current methods often rely on isolated classification algorithms, leading to suboptimal outcomes and insufficient reliability. To overcome these shortcomings, this research introduces an ensemble learning (voting) framework that reimagines the diagnostic process. This approach leverages a consortium of distinguished convolutional neural network architectures, including DenseNet169, EfficientNetB4, and Xception, collectively enhancing diagnostic precision. By embracing this holistic methodology, the study strives to bridge the existing gap between diagnostic efficiency and clinical reliability. Through meticulous optimization, the proposed model presents a promising trajectory toward significantly elevating the accuracy of breast cancer diagnosis. This study is conducted using the Breast Cancer Histopathological Database (BreakHis) dataset, encompassing diverse magnification factors (40X, 100X, 200X, and 400X), ultimately showcasing a remarkable 98% accuracy in classifying breast cancer images. The findings herald a paradigm shift in diagnostic accuracy, underscoring the potential to revolutionize breast cancer management and bolster the confidence of medical practitioners in their decision-making processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3093-3106
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing
Volume15
Issue number7
Early online date23 Apr 2024
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 23 Apr 2024

Keywords

  • Breast cancer prediction
  • Convolutional neural network
  • Ensemble learning
  • Image processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science

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