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1 June 1991 Investigation of new filtering schemes for computerized detection of lung nodules
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In order to improve the diagnosis of lung cancer from chest radiographs, we are developing a computerized scheme for the detection of pulmonary nodules. The computerized scheme is based on a difference-image technique, feature-extraction techniques and a combination of linear and nonlinear filtering methods. In order to improve the sensitivity of the nonlinear filtering method, we investigated various filter parameters. We found that with a combination of two filtering methods, one effective for subtle nodules and the other effective for moderately subtle nodules, sensitivity can be increased by approximately 15% at a given level of specificity.
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Hitoshi Yoshimura, Maryellen Lissak Giger, Tsuneo Matsumoto, Kunio Doi, Heber MacMahon, and Steven M. Montner "Investigation of new filtering schemes for computerized detection of lung nodules", Proc. SPIE 1445, Medical Imaging V: Image Processing, (1 June 1991);

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