American Journal of Applied Sciences

PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF BRAIN TUMOR DIAGNOSIS BASED ON SOFT COMPUTING TECHNIQUES

P. Shantha Kumar and P. Ganesh Kumar

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2014.329.336

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 11, Issue 2

Pages 329-336

Abstract

Computed tomography images are widely used in the diagnosis of brain tumor because of its faster processing, avoiding malfunctions and suitability with physician and radiologist. This study proposes a new approach to automated detection of brain tumor. This proposed work consists of various stages in their diagnosis processing such as preprocessing, anisotropic diffusion, feature extraction and classification. The local binary patterns and gray level co-occurrence features, gray level and wavelet features are extracted and these features are trained and classified using Support vector machine classifier. The achieved results and quantitatively evaluated and compared with various ground truth images. The proposed method gives fast and better segmentation and classification rate by yielding 99.4% of sensitivity, 99.6% of specificity, 97.03% of positive predictive value and 99.5% of overall accuracy.

Copyright

© 2014 P. Shantha Kumar and P. Ganesh Kumar. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.