Semi-automated breast cancer tumor detection with thermographic video imaging

Krithika Venkataramani, Lalit K. Mestha, L. Ramachandra, S. S. Prasad, Vijay Kumar, Priyanka J. Raja

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Abstract

Screening for breast cancer enables early detection by which curative treatment can be possible. While mammography is the current gold standard for screening, it has low sensitivity in younger women and its harmful X-rays in frequent screening can increase the risk of cancer. Incidence rates are rising in younger women, causing a relook at thermography for low cost and non-harmful screening. In this paper, thermography is compared to mammography correlated with sono-mammography in 65 FNAC/biopsy proven cancer subjects in India. Thermography is comparable to mammography correlated with sono-mammography, having 94% and 95% sensitivity, respectively. A novel semi-automated thermographic tumor detection and location algorithm used in this paper also provides 97% sensitivity. This shows the promise of automated thermographic screening for reaching large populations in a cost effective manner in low resource settings in countries like India. Further studies in a large scale need to be done to evaluate the specificity to enable such solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2022-2025
Number of pages4
Volume2015-November
ISBN (Electronic)9781424492718
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 04-11-2015
Event37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015 - Milan, Italy
Duration: 25-08-201529-08-2015

Conference

Conference37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period25-08-1529-08-15

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Mammography
Tumors
Screening
Breast Neoplasms
Imaging techniques
India
Costs and Cost Analysis
Neoplasms
Biopsy
Costs
X-Rays
X rays
Incidence
Population

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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Venkataramani, K., Mestha, L. K., Ramachandra, L., Prasad, S. S., Kumar, V., & Raja, P. J. (2015). Semi-automated breast cancer tumor detection with thermographic video imaging. In 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015 (Vol. 2015-November, pp. 2022-2025). [7318783] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7318783
Venkataramani, Krithika ; Mestha, Lalit K. ; Ramachandra, L. ; Prasad, S. S. ; Kumar, Vijay ; Raja, Priyanka J. / Semi-automated breast cancer tumor detection with thermographic video imaging. 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015. Vol. 2015-November Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. pp. 2022-2025
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Venkataramani, K, Mestha, LK, Ramachandra, L, Prasad, SS, Kumar, V & Raja, PJ 2015, Semi-automated breast cancer tumor detection with thermographic video imaging. in 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015. vol. 2015-November, 7318783, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 2022-2025, 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015, Milan, Italy, 25-08-15. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7318783

Semi-automated breast cancer tumor detection with thermographic video imaging. / Venkataramani, Krithika; Mestha, Lalit K.; Ramachandra, L.; Prasad, S. S.; Kumar, Vijay; Raja, Priyanka J.

2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015. Vol. 2015-November Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. p. 2022-2025 7318783.

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Venkataramani K, Mestha LK, Ramachandra L, Prasad SS, Kumar V, Raja PJ. Semi-automated breast cancer tumor detection with thermographic video imaging. In 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015. Vol. 2015-November. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2015. p. 2022-2025. 7318783 https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7318783