Mammographic Mass

Classify mammographic masses based on BI-RADS attributes and the patient's age.

Background:

In mammography, a mass is defined as a space-occupying lesion, visible in two different projections, characteristic by its shape and contour. The asymmetry of the density, as opposed to the mass, corresponds to a localized asymmetric aspect of the mammary gland, without a defined contour. The mass should be measured and located. For this, a profile view, in addition to the external anterior posterior and oblique views is recommended. The mammogram with localized compression allows for a more precise analysis of the shape, contour and density of the mass. It is also useful to distinguish an image obtained by superposition of the mammary gland from a real mass.

 

Abstract: Discrimination of benign and malignant mammographic masses based on BI-RADS attributes and the patient's age.

 

Data Set Characteristics:  

Multivariate

Number of Instances:

961

Area:

Life

Attribute Characteristics:

Integer

Number of Attributes:

6

Date Donated

2007-10-29

Associated Tasks:

Classification

Missing Values?

Yes

Number of Web Hits:

72949

 

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Citation Request:

M. Elter, R. Schulz-Wendtland and T. Wittenberg (2007) 
The prediction of breast cancer biopsy outcomes using two CAD approaches that both emphasize an intelligible decision process. 
Medical Physics 34(11), pp. 4164-4172


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