Classification of Breast Masses in Mammogram Images using KNN

ALPASLAN N. , Kara A., Zencir B., HANBAY D.

23nd Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), Malatya, Türkiye, 16 - 19 Mayıs 2015, ss.1469-1472 identifier identifier

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  • Doi Numarası: 10.1109/siu.2015.7130121
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Malatya
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1469-1472


Breast cancer is one of the most deadly diseases for women. Mammogram is very important imaging tecnique used diagnosis in early stages of breast cancer. In this study, a decision support system which helps experts to examine mammogram images in the fight against breast cancer is developed. In this study, firstly several preprocesses are applied to mammogram to make image clear and segmentation of mass is provided with an appropriate threshold value. After the segmentation processes, features of the tumor mass are obtained. The obtained features are classified as normal, benign or malignant using kNN (k-nearest neighbours) classifiers. In this study, its have been were shown that, effect of kurtosis, skewness and wavelet energy features on classification performance is shown. As a result, it has been seen that, these features improve the classification performance.