Integrating validation incremental neural network and radial-basis function neural network for segmenting prostate in ultrasound images

Chuan Yu Chang, Yuh-Shyan Tsai, I. Lien Wu

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Abstract

Prostate hyperplasia usually affects male adults in developed countries. Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) imaging is widely used to diagnose prostate disease. Ultrasonic images have primitive echo perturbations and speckle noise, which may confuse physicians during inspection. Therefore, this study proposes an automatic prostate segmentation system for TRUS images to eliminate the process of manual outlining the prostate region. The proposed automatic segmentation system combines the active contour model (ACM) with a prostate classifier. The prostate classifier consists of a validation incremental neural network (VINN) and a radial-basis function neural network (RBFNN). Experimental results show that the proposed method has higher accuracy than that of the regular ACM method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3035-3046
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control
Volume7
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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