Developing an effective computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) system for lung cancer is of great clinical importance and can significantly increase the patient's chance for survival. For this reason, CAD systems for lung cancer have been investigated in a large number of research studies. A typical CAD system for lung cancer diagnosis is composed of four main processing steps: segmentation of the lung fields, detection of nodules inside the lung fields, segmentation of the detected nodules, and diagnosis of the nodules as benign or malignant. This book overviews the current state-of-the-art techniques that have been developed to implement each of these CAD processing steps.
Overviews the latest state-of-the-art diagnostic CAD systems for lung cancer imaging and diagnosis
Offers detailed coverage of 3D and 4D image segmentation
Illustrates unique fully automated detection systems coupled with 4D Computed Tomography (CT)
Written by authors who are world-class researchers in the biomedical imaging sciences
Includes extensive references at the end of each chapter to enhance further study