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An End-to-end Process for Cancer Identification from Images of Lung Tissue

ByDaniel Wayne McKee

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Doctoral Dissertation. The purpose of this study was to develop a non-interactive, computer-based second opinion diagnostic tool that could read microscope images of lung tissue and classify the tissue sample as normal or cancerous. This problem can be broken down into three areas: segmentation, feature extraction and measurement, and classification. This study introduces a kernel-based extension of fuzzy c-means to provide a coarse initial segmentation, with heuristically-based mechanisms to improve the accuracy of the segmentation. The segmented image is then processed to extract and quantify features. Finally, the measured features are used by a Support Vector Machine (SVM) to classify the tissue sample. The performance of this approach was tested using a database of 83 images collected at the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. These images represent a wide variety of normal lung tissue samples, as well as multiple types of lung cancer.

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Publication Date
Jul 4, 2007
Language
English
Category
Science & Medicine
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Daniel Wayne McKee

Specifications

Pages
236
Binding
Hardcover
Interior Color
Color
Dimensions
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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