Skin cancer classification using EfficientNet architecture

Mawaddah Harahap, Amir Mahmud Husein, Shane Christian Kwok, Vincent Wizley, Jocelyn Leonardi, Derrick Kenji Ong, Deskianta Ginting, Benny Art Silitonga


Skin cancer is one of the most common deadly diseases worldwide. Hence, skin cancer classification is becoming increasingly important because treatment in the early stages of skin cancer is much more effective and efficient. This study focuses on the classification of three common types of skin cancer, namely basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma using EfficientNet architecture. The dataset is preprocessed and each image in the dataset is resized to 256×256 pixels prior to incorporation in later stages. We then train all types of EfficientNet starting from EfficientNet-B0 to EfficientNet-B7 and compare their performances. Based on the test results, all trained EfficientNet models are capable of producing good accuracy, precision, recall, and F1-score in skin cancer classification. Particularly, our designed EfficientNet-B4 model achieves 79.69% accuracy, 81.67% precision, 76.56% recall, and 79.03% F1-score as the highest among others. These results confirm that EfficientNet architecture can be utilized to classify skin cancer properly.


Computer vision; Convolutional neural network; EfficientNet; Image classification; Skin cancer

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Bulletin of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (BEEI)
ISSN: 2089-3191, e-ISSN: 2302-9285
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