Block Difference of Inverse Probabilities Features for Chromoendoscopy Image Classification

  • Viet Dung NguyenEmail author
  • Thanh Hien Truong
  • Ha Anh Pho
  • Le Thu Thao Dao
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 899)


Gastric or stomach cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. It used to be the leading cause of cancer deaths before 1980s. Endoscopy is a less invasive method to screen gastric cancer than biopsy. In chromoendoscopy, one of endoscopy improvements, by spraying dyes over mucosal surface, abnormal regions are made more prominent visually. However, detection and classification of abnormal regions are not so easy tasks. Accuracy depends largerly on experience of doctors, physical status of doctors, and illumination variations. Nowaday, with computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) systems, gastric cancer can be detected and classified into different stages. In this paper, we propose using Block Difference of Inverse Probabilities (BDIP) and Support Vector Machine (SVM) to build an automatic and accurate yet simple classification algorithm for identifing whether a chromoendoscopy (CH) image is abnormal or not. Experimental results show that the proposed method has a classification accuracy of 87.3% and an area under the curve (AUC) value of 0.92 on the CH imageset obtained using an Olympus CV-180 endoscope at the Portuguese Institute of Oncology (IPO) Hospital in Porto, Portugal.


Gastric cancer Chromoendoscopy BDIP Classification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Viet Dung Nguyen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Thanh Hien Truong
    • 1
  • Ha Anh Pho
    • 1
  • Le Thu Thao Dao
    • 1
  1. 1.Hanoi University of Science and TechnologyHanoiVietnam

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