In this chapter, how medical thermography can be utilized as early detection technique for breast cancer with fuzzy logic is explained. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women. This fact justifies researches to reach early diagnosis, improving patients' life expectancies. Moreover, there are other pathologies, such as cysts and benign neoplasms, that deserve investigation. In the last ten years, the infrared thermography has shown to be a promising technique to early diagnosis of breast pathologies. Works on this subject presented results that justify the thermography as a complementary exam to detect breast diseases. Various algorithms that can be utilized for Breast Cancer diagnosis utilizing medical thermography are listed and also the advantages of medical thermography over other imaging modalities is given.
|Title of host publication||Fuzzy Expert Systems for Disease Diagnosis|
|Publisher||IGI Global Publishing|
|Number of pages||32|
|ISBN (Print)||1466672404, 9781466672406|
|Publication status||Published - 30-11-2014|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Health Professions(all)