Central Medialness Adaptive Strategy for 3D Lung Nodule Segmentation in Thoracic CT Images
In this paper, a Hessian-based strategy, based on the central medialness adaptive principle, was adapted and proposed in a multiscale approach for the 3D segmentation of pulmonary nodules in chest CT scans. This proposal is compared with another well stated Hessian based strategy of the literature, for nodule extraction, in order to demonstrate its accuracy.
Several scans from the Lung Image Database Consortium and Image Database Resource Initiative (LIDC-IDRI) database were employed in the test and validation procedure. The scans include a large and heterogeneous set of 569 solid and mostly solid nodules with a large variability in the nodule characteristics and image conditions. The results demonstrated that the proposal offers correct results, similar to the performance of the radiologists, providing accurate nodule segmentations that perform the desirable scenario for a posterior analysis and the eventual lung cancer diagnosis.
KeywordsComputer-aided diagnosis Thoracic CT imaging Lung cancer Pulmonary nodule segmentation Hessian-based approaches
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