Computer-aided diagnostic system for pulmonary nodules using helical CT images
In this paper, we present a computer assisted automatic diagnostic system for lung cancer that detects nodule candidates at an early stage from helical CT images of the thorax. Our diagnostic system consists of analytic and diagnostic procedures. In the analysis procedure, we extract the lung and the blood vessel regions using the fuzzy clustering algorithm, then we analyze the features of these regions. In the diagnosis procedure, we define diagnostic rules utilizing the extracted features which support the determination of the candidate nodule locations.
KeywordsPulmonary Nodule Lung Field Nodule Candidate National Cancer Center Hospital Fuzzy Cluster Method
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