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Automated Approach for Detecting Tuberculosis using Chest Radiographs


Dr. Sreeja Mole S S, Aiswarya A K, Akhila L S, Akhila S
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Tuberculosis is one of the major health problem in many parts of the world. Due to multi-drug-resistant bacterial strains have increased the problem, tuberculosis still remains a challenge. Mortality rates of patients with tuberculosis are high when left undiagnosed and untrearted. Standard diagnostics depends on methods developed in the last century which are slow and unreliable. In an effort to reduce the complexity of the disease, this paper presents our automated approach for detecting tuberculosis using chest radiographs. At first we extract the lung region using a graph cut segmentation method. From this extracted lung region, we compute a set of texture and shape features, which enable the X-rays to be classified as normal or abnormal using a binary classifier.

Dr. Sreeja Mole S S, Aiswarya A K, Akhila L S, Akhila S

Computer-aided detection and diagnosis, lung, pattern recognition and classification, segmentation, tuberculosis (TB), X-ray imaging.

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Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 3 | May-June - 2015
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2015-06-15 2395-1990 2394-4099
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Dr. Sreeja Mole S S, Aiswarya A K, Akhila L S, Akhila S, "Automated Approach for Detecting Tuberculosis using Chest Radiographs ", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp.125-129, May-June-2015.
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