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Breast Cancer Detection Using Breastnet-18 Augmentation with Fine Tuned Vgg-16

S. J. K. Jagadeesh Kumar1, P. Parthasarathi2, Mofreh A. Hogo3, Mehedi Masud4, Jehad F. Al-Amri5, Mohamed Abouhawwash6,7,*

1 Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kathir College of Engineering, Coimbatore, 641062, India
2 Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, 638401, Tamilnadu, India
3 Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Benha University, Benha, 13518, Egypt
4 Department of Computer Science, College of Computers and Information Technology, Taif University, P.O. Box 11099, Taif, 21944, Saudi Arabia
5 Department of Information Technology, College of Computers and Information Technology, Taif University, P.O. Box 11099, Taif, 21944, Saudi Arabia
6 Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Mansoura University, Mansoura, 35516, Egypt
7 Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering (CMSE), Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824, USA

* Corresponding Author: Mohamed Abouhawwash. Email:

Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing 2023, 36(2), 2363-2378.


Women from middle age to old age are mostly screened positive for Breast cancer which leads to death. Times over the past decades, the overall survival rate in breast cancer has improved due to advancements in early-stage diagnosis and tailored therapy. Today all hospital brings high awareness and early detection technologies for breast cancer. This increases the survival rate of women. Though traditional breast cancer treatment takes so long, early cancer techniques require an automation system. This research provides a new methodology for classifying breast cancer using ultrasound pictures that use deep learning and the combination of the best characteristics. Initially, after successful learning of Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) algorithms, data augmentation is used to enhance the representation of the feature dataset. Then it uses BreastNet18 with fine-tuned VGG-16 model for pre-training the augmented dataset. For feature classification, Entropy controlled Whale Optimization Algorithm (EWOA) is used. The features that have been optimized using the EWOA were utilized to fuse and optimize the data. To identify the breast cancer pictures, training classifiers are used. By using the novel probability-based serial technique, the best-chosen characteristics are fused and categorized by machine learning techniques. The main objective behind the research is to increase tumor prediction accuracy for saving human life. The testing was performed using a dataset of enhanced Breast Ultrasound Images (BUSI). The proposed method improves the accuracy compared with the existing methods.


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S. J. K. Jagadeesh Kumar, P. Parthasarathi, M. A. Hogo, M. Masud, J. F. Al-Amri et al., "Breast cancer detection using breastnet-18 augmentation with fine tuned vgg-16," Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, vol. 36, no.2, pp. 2363–2378, 2023.

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