Classification of Chest Lesions with Using Fuzzy C-Means Algorithm and Support Vector Machines
The specification of the nature of the lesion detected is a hard task for chest radiologists. While there are several studies reported in developing a Computer Aided Diagnostic system (CAD), they are limited to the distinction between the cancerous lesions from the non-cancerous. However, physicians need a system which is significantly analogous to a human judgment in the process of analysis and decision making. They need a classifier which can give an idea about the nature of the lesion. This paper presents a comparative analysis between the classification results of the Fuzzy C Means (FCM) and the Support Vector Machines (SVM) algorithms. It discusses also the possibility to increase the interpretability of SVM classifier by its hybridization with the Fuzzy C method.
KeywordsChest lesions Clustering Features FCM SVM
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