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Fuzzy Logic for Breast Cancer Diagnosis Using Medical Thermogram Images

Kamath, Surekha (2015) Fuzzy Logic for Breast Cancer Diagnosis Using Medical Thermogram Images. In: Fuzzy Expert Systems for Disease Diagnosis. IGI Global , pp. 168-199. ISBN 10.4018/978-1-4666-7240-6.ch007

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Abstract

In this chapter, how medical thermography can be utilized as early detection technique for breast cancer with fuzzy logic is explained. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women. This fact justifies researches to reach early diagnosis, improving patients’ life expectancies. Moreover, there are other pathologies, such as cysts and benign neoplasms, that deserve investigation. In the last ten years, the infrared thermography has shown to be a promising technique to early diagnosis of breast pathologies. Works on this subject presented results that justify the thermography as a complementary exam to detect breast diseases. Various algorithms that can be utilized for Breast Cancer diagnosis utilizing medical thermography are listed and also the advantages of medical thermography over other imaging modalities is given

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Instrumentation and Control
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2015 04:42
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2015 04:42
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143050

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