Histopathological breast-image classification with restricted Boltzmann machine along with backpropagation

Abdullah-Al Nahid*, Aaron Mikaelian, Yinan Kong

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Deaths due to cancer have increased rapidly in recent years. Among all the cancer diseases, breast cancer causes many deaths in women. A digital medical photography technique has been used for the detection of breast cancer by physicians and doctors, however, they need to give more attention and spend more time to reliably detect the cancer information from the images. Doctors are heavily reliant upon Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD) for cancer detection and monitoring of cancer. Because of the dependence on CAD for cancer diagnosis, researchers always pay extra attention to designing an automatic CAD system for the identification and monitoring of cancer. Various methods have been used for the breast-cancer image-classification task, however, state-of-the-art deep learning techniques have been utilised for cancer image classification with success due to its self-learning and hierarchical feature-extraction ability. In this paper we have developed a Deep Neural Network (DNN) model utilising a restricted Boltzmann machine with "scaled conjugate gradient" backpropagation to classify a set of Histopathological breast-cancer images. Our experiments have been conducted on the Histopathological images collected from the BreakHis dataset.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2068-2077
Number of pages10
JournalBiomedical Research
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Accuracy
  • Classification
  • Deep neural network
  • Restricted Boltzmann machine
  • Tamura


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