Automatic breast cancer grading in lymph nodes using a deep neural network

Abstract

The progression of breast cancer can be quantified in lymph node whole-slide images (WSIs). We describe a novel method for effectively performing classification of wholeslide images and patient level breast cancer grading. Our method utilises a deep neural network. The method performs classification on small patches and uses model averaging for boosting. In the first step, region of interest patches are determined and cropped automatically by color thresholding and then classified by the deep neural network. The classification results are used to determine a slide level class and for further aggregation to predict a patient level grade. Fast processing speed of our method enables high throughput image analysis.

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@article{Wollmann2017AutomaticBC, title={Automatic breast cancer grading in lymph nodes using a deep neural network}, author={Thomas Wollmann and Karl Rohr}, journal={CoRR}, year={2017}, volume={abs/1707.07565} }