SNSVM: SqueezeNet-Guided SVM for Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Jiaji Wang, Muhammad Attique Khan, Shuihua Wang, Yudong Zhang*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Breast cancer is a major public health concern that affects women worldwide. It is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women, and early detection is crucial for successful treatment. Unfortunately, breast cancer can often go undetected until it has reached advanced stages, making it more difficult to treat. Therefore, there is a pressing need for accurate and efficient diagnostic tools to detect breast cancer at an early stage. The proposed approach utilizes SqueezeNet with fire modules and complex bypass to extract informative features from mammography images. The extracted features are then utilized to train a support vector machine (SVM) for mammography image classification. The SqueezeNet-guided SVM model, known as SNSVM, achieved promising results, with an accuracy of 94.10% and a sensitivity of 94.30%. A 10-fold cross-validation was performed to ensure the robustness of the results, and the mean and standard deviation of various performance indicators were calculated across multiple runs. This model also outperforms state-of-the-art models in all performance indicators, indicating its superior performance. This demonstrates the effectiveness of the proposed approach for breast cancer diagnosis using mammography images. The superior performance of the proposed model across all indicators makes it a promising tool for early breast cancer diagnosis. This may have significant implications for reducing breast cancer mortality rates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2201-2216
Number of pages16
JournalComputers, Materials and Continua
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • SqueezeNet
  • breast cancer diagnosis
  • support vector machine


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