An automatic detection model of pulmonary nodules based on deep belief network
by Zhiyong Zhang; Jialing Yang; Juanjuan Zhao
International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing (IJWMC), Vol. 16, No. 1, 2019

Abstract: Deep belief network (DBN) is a typical representative of deep learning, which has been widely used in speech recognition, image recognition and text information retrieval. Owing to a large number of CT images formed by the advanced spiral CT scanning technology, a pulmonary nodules detection model based on user-defined deep belief network with five layers (PndDBN-5) is proposed in this paper. The process of the method consists of three main stages: image pre-processing, training of PndDBN-5, testing of PndDBN-5. First, the segmentation of lung parenchyma is done. Segmented images are cut with minimum external rectangle and resized using the bilinear interpolation method. Then the model PndDBN-5 is built and trained with pre-processed training samples. Finally, testing PndDBN-5 with pre-processed testing samples is completed. The data used in this method are derived from The Lung Image Database Consortium and Image Database Resource Initiative (LIDC-IDRI) which is the largest open lung nodule database in the world. The experimental results show that the correct rate of PndDBN-5 model for pulmonary nodule detection reached 97.5%, which is significantly higher than the traditional detection method.

Online publication date: Wed, 16-Jan-2019

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