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Radial basis functions-simulated annealing classification of mammographic calcifications.

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  • 1 Departamento de Engenharia de Sistemas Eletrônicos, São Paulo Universidade, Brazil. , (Brazil)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
1557-170X
Publication Date
Volume
3
Pages
1644–1647
Identifiers
PMID: 17272017
Source
Medline
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Abstract

We investigated several approaches to classify mammographic calcifications as malignant or benign: a supervised classifier, multi-layer perceptron (MLP), a supervised and unsupervised classifier, a classifier based upon adaptive resonance theory with linear discriminant analysis (ART2LDA), and a classifier based upon nonlinear and combinational optimization techniques: RBF (radial basis functions)-simulated annealing. The classifiers were trained using shape factors extracted from 143 mammographic calcifications (79 malignant and 64 benign), adopting the leave-one-cut procedure. The classifiers' performance was compared in terms of the area under the ROC curve. The best result of 0.97 was obtained with RBF-simulated annealing, which was significantly better than the results obtained with MLP and ART2LDA, which were, respectively, 0.70 and 0.71.

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