ROI Extraction in Thermographic Breast Images Using Genetic Algorithms

L. C. Mendes, E. O. Rodrigues, S. C. Izidoro, A. Conci, P. Liatsis

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Abstract

This work proposes the use of Genetic Algorithms (GA) to identify the area of the breast from the background in thermographic breast images. The proposed method uses color information, a fitness function based on cardioids, and GA. This is the first work in the literature to propose a Region of Interest (ROI) extraction based on GA and cariods. ROI extraction can improve the accuracy of cancer detection and assist with the standardization of acquisition protocols. The method is able to successfully separate the breast region in 52 out of 58 images, while being fully automatic, and not requiring manual selection of seed points.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing, IWSSIP 2020
EditorsAnselmo C. Paiva, Aura Conci, Geraldo Braz, Joao Dallyson S. Almeida, Leandro A. F. Fernandes
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages111-115
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728175393
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2020
Event27th International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing, IWSSIP 2020 - Niteroi, Brazil
Duration: 1 Jul 20203 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Systems, Signals, and Image Processing
Volume2020-July
ISSN (Print)2157-8672
ISSN (Electronic)2157-8702

Conference

Conference27th International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing, IWSSIP 2020
Country/TerritoryBrazil
CityNiteroi
Period1/07/203/07/20

Keywords

  • Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Genetic Algorithms
  • Image Segmentation
  • Infrared Images
  • Region of Interest
  • Thermography

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