Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and the second most common cancer worldwide. With the rapid advancement of deep learning, the early stages of breast cancer development can be accurately detected by radiologists with the help of artificial intelligence systems. Based on mammographic imaging, a mainstream clinical breast screening technique, we present a diagnostic system for accurate classification of breast abnormalities based on ResNet-50. To improve the proposed model, we created a new data augmentation framework called SCDA (Scaling and Contrast limited adaptive histogram equalization Data Augmentation). In its procedure, we first conduct the scaling operation to the original training set, followed by applying contrast limited adaptive histogram equalisation (CLAHE) to the scaled training set. By stacking the training set after SCDA with the original training set, we formed a new training set. The network trained by the augmented training set, was coined as ResNet-SCDA-50. Our system, which aims at a binary classification on mammographic images acquired from INbreast and MINI-MIAS, classifies masses, microcalcification as “abnormal”, while normal regions are classified as “normal”. Our proposed method is effective in classifying breast abnormality.

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