Feature Extraction of Ground-Glass Opacity Nodules using Active Contour Model for Lung Cancer Detection
Yanli Miao, Jianming Wang, Weiwei Du, Yanhe Ma, Hong Zhang
Available Online January 2017.
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- Feature of Ground-Glass Opacity Nodules; Active Contour Model; Lung Cancer Detection
- The proportion of the solid part portion in a GGO nodule is one of features to detect lung cancer. It is difficult to segment the solid part in a GGO nodule completely because tissues surrounding GGO nodules include some impurities like noises in image processing technology. This paper proposes Active Contour Model (ACM) to find the boundary of a GGO nodule because ACM algorithm can remove noises. The size of a GGO nodule can be computed based on the boundary of the GGO nodule. Expectation-Maximization (EM) algorithm can segment the no solid part in GGO nodules because no solid part and solid part have different densities. Experiments show ACM algorithm is more effective than EM algorithm to find the boundary of a GGO nodule. Moreover, our proposal also can reduce the burden of doctors because it can find the boundary of GGO nodules automatically.
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TY - CONF AU - Yanli Miao AU - Jianming Wang AU - Weiwei Du AU - Yanhe Ma AU - Hong Zhang PY - 2017/01 DA - 2017/01 TI - Feature Extraction of Ground-Glass Opacity Nodules using Active Contour Model for Lung Cancer Detection BT - 2016 4th International Conference on Machinery, Materials and Information Technology Applications PB - Atlantis Press SN - 2352-538X UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icmmita-16.2016.240 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icmmita-16.2016.240 ID - Miao2017/01 ER -