Lung Cancer Segmentation and Classification Using Integration of Convolutional Neural Network & Unet Network Over CT Images: A Deep Learning Approach

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Arun B. Mathews
Krishna Prasad K.


Purpose: Cellular breakdown in the lungs screening is a cycle that is utilized to recognize the presence of cancer in the lungs in any case. Mostly it occurs among the elderly, especially smokers. Lung infections are lung-affecting illnesses that impede the respiratory mechanism. Cellulose breakdown in the lungs is one of the top causes of mortality in people all over the globe. Early recognition can improve endurance chances. As the world is revolutionizing with so many emerging technologies and one of the most popular technology is Deep Learning (DL) which has shown tremendous development in medical fields. So this paper brings an effective deep learning framework for lung cancer detection.

Objective: To develop a CAD system for efficient lung cancer detection from CT images using a combination of CNN and UNET.  For improving accuracy in the proposed system  a better feature extraction and feature selection techniques is incorporate, i.e., by using autoencoder and selection based on Kernal function for effective boostings.

Methodology: For this deep learning framework, the following are the stages. (a) Data Collection from the popular repository IQ-OTHNCCD lung cancer dataset which contains CT images of a total of 1198 from 110 CT slice cases, (b) Preprocessing CT images with an alpha-trimmed mean filter and CLAHE for improved enhancement, (c) Segmentation using CNN for segmenting the cancer regions) with the use of an autoencoder, extracting characteristics like area, perimeter, centroid, and mean intensity) feature selection using kernel function and finally f) classification using UNet network.

Findings/Result: In terms of accuracy, sensitivity, specificity, recall, precision, F1-score, detection rate, TPR, FPR, and computation time, experiments are carried out on a range of cutting-edge models, and our suggested model surpasses them all (accuracy:0.95, sensitivity:0.97, specificity:0.98, detection rate:0.94).

Originality: This paper is incorporating 2 neural networks over main stages such as segmentation and classification which eventually improves the quality of the model higher and also these are performed over real-time public medical records which shows the novelty of the model.

Paper type: Methodology paper


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Arun B. Mathews, & Krishna Prasad K. (2022). Lung Cancer Segmentation and Classification Using Integration of Convolutional Neural Network & Unet Network Over CT Images: A Deep Learning Approach. International Journal of Management, Technology and Social Sciences (IJMTS), 7(1), 520–534.

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