Boosted EfficientNet: Detection of lymph node metastases in breast cancer using convolutional neural network

Jun Wang, Qianying Liu, Haotian Xie, Zhaogang Yang, Hefeng Zhou

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Abstract

In recent years, advances in the development of whole-slide images have laid a foundation for the utilization of digital images in pathology. With the assistance of computer images analysis that automatically identifies tissue or cell types, they have greatly improved the histopathologic interpretation and diagnosis accuracy. In this paper, the Convolutional Neutral Network (CNN) has been adapted to predict and classify lymph node metastasis in breast cancer. Unlike traditional image cropping methods that are only suitable for large resolution images, we propose a novel data augmentation method named Random Center Cropping (RCC) to facilitate small resolution images. RCC enriches the datasets while retaining the image resolution and the center area of images. In addition, we reduce the downsampling scale of the network to further facilitate small resolution images better. Moreover, Attention and Feature Fusion (FF) mechanisms are employed to improve the semantic information of images. Experiments demonstrate that our methods boost performances of basic CNN architectures. And the best-performed method achieves an accuracy of 97.96% and an AUC of 99.68% on RPCam datasets, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Oct 10 2020

Keywords

  • Attention
  • CNN
  • Cropping
  • Diagnosis
  • Feature Fusion
  • Image Classification
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General

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