Tissue Level Based Deep Learning Framework for Early Detection of Dysplasia in Oral Squamous Epithelium

  • Gupta, Rachit Kumar (Department of Computer Science and IT, University of Jammu) ;
  • Kaur, Mandeep (Department of Oral Pathology, Indira Gandhi Govt. Dental College) ;
  • Manhas, Jatinder (Department of Computer Science & IT, Bhaderwah Campus, University of Jammu)
  • Received : 2019.04.30
  • Accepted : 2019.06.05
  • Published : 2019.06.30


Deep learning is emerging as one of the best tool in processing data related to medical imaging. In our research work, we have proposed a deep learning based framework CNN (Convolutional Neural Network) for the classification of dysplastic tissue images. The CNN has classified the given images into 4 different classes namely normal tissue, mild dysplastic tissue, moderate dysplastic tissue and severe dysplastic tissue. The dataset under taken for the study consists of 672 tissue images of epithelial squamous layer of oral cavity captured out of the biopsy samples of 52 patients. After applying the data pre-processing and augmentation on the given dataset, 2688 images were created. Further, these 2688 images were classified into 4 categories with the help of expert Oral Pathologist. The classified data was supplied to the convolutional neural network for training and testing of the proposed framework. It has been observed that training data shows 91.65% accuracy whereas the testing data achieves 89.3% accuracy. The results produced by our proposed framework are also tested and validated by comparing the manual results produced by the medical experts working in this area.


oral cancer;oral epithelial tissue;oral dysplasia;deep learning


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