A tumour segmentation approach from FLAIR MRI brain images using SVM and genetic algorithm
by S.U. Aswathy; G. Glan Devadhas; S.S. Kumar
International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology (IJBET), Vol. 33, No. 4, 2020

Abstract: This paper puts forth a framework of a medical image analysis system for brain tumour segmentation. Image segmentation helps to segregate objects right from the background, thus proving to be a powerful tool in medical image processing. This paper presents an improved segmentation algorithm rooted in support vector machine and genetic algorithm. SVM is the basis technique used for segmentation and classification of medical images. The MRI database used consists of FLAIR images. The proposed system consists of two stages. The first stage performs preprocessing the MRI image, followed by block division. The second stage includes - feature extraction, feature selection and finally, the SVM-based training and testing. The feature extraction is done by first order histogram and co-occurrence matrix and GA using KNN is used to select subset features. The performance of the proposed system is evaluated in terms of specificity, sensitivity, accuracy, time elapsed and figure of merit.

Online publication date: Fri, 14-Aug-2020

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