Breast cancer histopathological image classification using a hybrid deep neural network

Publication date: Available online 15 June 2019Source: MethodsAuthor(s): Rui Yan, Fei Ren, Zihao Wang, Lihua Wang, Tong Zhang, Yudong Liu, Xiaosong Rao, Chunhou Zheng, Fa ZhangAbstractEven with the rapid advances in medical sciences, histopathological diagnosis is still considered the gold standard in diagnosing cancer. However, the complexity of histopathological images and the dramatic increase in workload make this task time consuming, and the results may be subject to pathologist subjectivity. Therefore, the development of automatic and precise histopathological image analysis methods is essential for the field. In this paper, we propose a new hybrid convolutional and recurrent deep neural network for breast cancer histopathological image classification. Based on the richer multilevel feature representation of the histopathological image patches, our method integrates the advantages of convolutional and recurrent neural networks, and the short-term and long-term spatial correlations between patches are preserved. The experimental results show that our method outperforms the state-of-the-art method with an obtained average accuracy of 91.3% for the 4-class classification task. We also release a dataset with 3771 breast cancer histopathological images to the scientific community that is now publicly available at http://ear.ict.ac.cn/?page_id=1616. Our dataset is not only the largest publicly released dataset for breast cancer histopathological image classification, but it c...
Source: Methods - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research

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Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research
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Source: Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Rep Source Type: research
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Source: Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Rep Source Type: research
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Source: Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Rep Source Type: research
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Source: Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Rep Source Type: research
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Source: Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Rep Source Type: research
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Source: Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Rep Source Type: research
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Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Oncol Source Type: research
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