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Lung Nodule Detection in CT Images using Neuro Fuzzy Classifier

Author(s): Anam Tariq | M. Usman Akram

ISSN 1693-6930

Volume: 11;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 331;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Lung cancer | CT Images | neuro fuzzy | nodules

Automated lung cancer detection using computer aided diagnosis (CAD) is an important area in clinical applications. As the manual nodule detection is very time consuming and costly so computerized systems can be helpful for this purpose. In this paper, we propose a computerized system for lung nodule detection in CT scan images. The automated system consists of two stages i.e. lung segmentation and enhancement, feature extraction and classification. The segmentation process will result in separating lung tissue from rest of the image, and only the lung tissues under examination are considered as candidate regions for detecting malignant nodules in lung portion. A feature vector for possible abnormal regions is calculated and regions are classified using neuro fuzzy classifier. It is a fully automatic system that does not require any manual intervention and experimental results show the validity of our system.
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