The Lobe Fissure Tracking by the Modified Ant Colony Optimization Framework in CT Images
AbstractChest computed tomography (CT) is the most commonly used technique for the inspection of lung lesions. However, the lobe fissures in lung CT is still difficult to observe owing to its imaging structure. Therefore, in this paper, we aimed to develop an efficient tracking framework to extract the lobe fissures by the proposed modified ant colony optimization (ACO) algorithm. We used the method of increasing the consistency of pheromone on lobe fissure to improve the accuracy of path tracking. In order to validate the proposed system, we had tested our method in a database from 15 lung patients. In the experiment, the quantitative assessment shows that the proposed ACO method achieved the average F-measures of 80.9% and 82.84% in left and right lungs, respectively. The experiments indicate our method results more satisfied performance, and can help investigators detect lung lesion for further examination. View Full-Text
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Chen, C.-J.; Wang, Y.-W.; Shen, W.-C.; Chen, C.-Y.; Fang, W.-P. The Lobe Fissure Tracking by the Modified Ant Colony Optimization Framework in CT Images. Algorithms 2014, 7, 635-649.
Chen C-J, Wang Y-W, Shen W-C, Chen C-Y, Fang W-P. The Lobe Fissure Tracking by the Modified Ant Colony Optimization Framework in CT Images. Algorithms. 2014; 7(4):635-649.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chen, Chii-Jen; Wang, You-Wei; Shen, Wei-Chih; Chen, Chih-Yi; Fang, Wen-Pinn. 2014. "The Lobe Fissure Tracking by the Modified Ant Colony Optimization Framework in CT Images." Algorithms 7, no. 4: 635-649.