Computer-aided Diagnosis applied to MRI images of Brain Tumor using Spatial Fuzzy Level Set and ANN Classifier

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S Virupakshappa
Sachinkumar Veerashetty
N Ambika


The most vital organs in the human body are the brain, heart, and lungs. Because the brain controls and coordinates the operations of all other organs, normal brain function is vital. Brain tumour is a mass of tissues which interrupts the normal functioning of the brain, if left untreated will lead to the death of the subject. The classification of multiclass brain tumours using spatial fuzzy based level sets and artificial neural network (ANN) techniques is proposed in this paper. In the proposed method, images are preprocessed using Median Filtering technique, the boundaries of the Brain Tumor are obtained using Spatial Fuzzy based Level Set method, features are extracted using Gabor Wavelet and Gray-Level Run Length Matrix (GLRLM) methods. Finally ANN technique is used for the classification of the image into Normal or Benign Tumor or Malignant Tumor. The proposed method was implemented in the MATLAB working platform and achieved classification accuracy of 94%, which is significant compared to state-of-the-art classification techniques. Thus, the proposed method assist in differentiating between benign and malignant brain tumours, enabling doctors to provide adequate treatment.

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