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Computer-aided diagnosis for detection of lung nodules on thin-section CT
Author(s): Qiang Li
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Paper Abstract

Computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) provides a computer output as a "second opinion" in order to assist radiologists in the diagnosis of various diseases on medical images. Currently, a significant research effort is being devoted to the detection and characterization of lung nodules in thin-section computed tomography (CT) images, which represents one of the newest directions of CAD development in thoracic imaging. We describe in this article the current status of the development and evaluation of CAD schemes for the detection of lung nodules in thin-section CT. We found that current schemes for nodule detection appear to report many false positives, and, therefore, significant efforts are needed in order further to improve the performance levels of current CAD schemes for nodule detection in thin-section CT.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 November 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6789, MIPPR 2007: Medical Imaging, Parallel Processing of Images, and Optimization Techniques, 678903 (14 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.774691
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Qiang Li, The Univ. of Chicago (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6789:
MIPPR 2007: Medical Imaging, Parallel Processing of Images, and Optimization Techniques

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