A New Optimal Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System for MR Image Classification and Multiple Scleroses Detection

  • Hakima ZouaouiEmail author
  • Abdelouahab Moussaoui
  • Abdelmalik Taleb-Ahmed
  • Mourad Oussalah
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 681)


In the present article, we propose a new approach for the segmentation of the MR images of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) which is an autoimmune inflammatory disease affecting the central nervous system. Our algorithm of segmentation is composed of three stages: segmentation of the brain into regions using the algorithm FCM (Fuzzy C-Means) in order to obtain the characterization of the different healthy tissues (White matter, grey matter and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)), the elimination of the atypical data (outliers) of the white matter by the optimization algorithm PSOBC (Particle Swarm Optimization-Based image Clustering), finally, the use of a Mamdani-type fuzzy model to extract the MS lesions among all the absurd data.


Multiple sclerosis Magnetic resonance imaging Segmentation Fuzzy C-means Particle swarm optimization Fuzzy controller 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hakima Zouaoui
    • 1
    Email author
  • Abdelouahab Moussaoui
    • 1
  • Abdelmalik Taleb-Ahmed
    • 2
  • Mourad Oussalah
    • 3
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentFerhat Abbas UniversitySétifAlgeria
  2. 2.LAMIH LaboratoryUniversity of ValenciennesValenciennesFrance
  3. 3.Centre for Ubiquitous ComputingUniversity of OuluOuluFinland

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