PULMONARY EMPHYSEMA ANALYSIS USING SHEARLET BASED TEXTURES AND RADIAL BASIS FUNCTION NETWORK

  • Wogderes Semunigus
Keywords: Pulmonary emphysema, shearlets, computed tomography, pulmonary diseases, neural network

Abstract

The emergence of High Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT) images of the lungs clearly shows the parenchymal lung architecture and thus the quantification of obstructive lung disease becomes most accurate. In this study, an automated system to diagnose obstructive lung disease called emphysema is presented using HRCT images of the lungs. The kind of texture information that ideally can be extracted from HRCT images depends on the multi-resolution representation system. The proposed Pulmonary Emphysema Analysis (PEA) system employs Shearlets as it can extracts more texture information than wavelets in different directions and levels. Radial Basis Function Network (RBFN) is employed for the classification of HRCT images into three categories; Normal Tissue (NT), Paraseptal Emphysema (PSE) and Centrilobular Emphysema (CLE). Results prove that a confident diagnosis of pulmonary emphysema is established to help clinicians which will also increase the precision of diagnosis.

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Published
2020-06-12
How to Cite
Semunigus, W. (2020). PULMONARY EMPHYSEMA ANALYSIS USING SHEARLET BASED TEXTURES AND RADIAL BASIS FUNCTION NETWORK. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCES IN SIGNAL AND IMAGE SCIENCES, 6(1), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.29284/ijasis.6.1.2020.1-11
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