Special Issue "Computational Intelligence Technique in Medical Image Analysis"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information Theory and Methodology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2016)

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Liangxiu Han
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Guest Editor
School of Computing, Mathematics & Digital Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester M15 6BH, UK
Interests: big data/machine learning; artificial intelligence; parallel and distributed computing
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Prof. Dr. Yudong Zhang
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Guest Editor
School of Computer Science, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK
Interests: deep learning; convolutional neural network; graph convolutional network; attention network; explainable AI; biomedical image analysis; bio-inspired computing; pattern recognition; transfer learning; medical sensor
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Computational Intelligence (CI) is a set of nature-inspired computational methodologies and approaches to address complex real-world problems to which traditional approaches are ineffective or infeasible. The techniques of computational intelligence have been successfully developed in areas such as artificial neural networks, fuzzy systems, and evolutionary algorithms.

On the other hand, medical image analysis has become an essential component in many fields of bio-medical research and clinical practice. Radiologists identify and quantify tumors from Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computed Tomography (CT) scans, physicians detect breast cancer from mammograms, and neuroscientists detect regional metabolic brain activity from Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and functional MRI scans. In a word, medical image analysis offers useful information on patients’ medical conditions and clues to the causes of their symptoms and diseases.

However, medical images provide a mass of information that physicians must interpret. Therefore, computer aids are demanded and become indispensable in physicians’ decision-making. In last decade, computational intelligence has been used in medical imaging, such as in computer-aided diagnosis for breast cancer, prostate cancer, and brain disease, in lung function analysis, and in radiation therapy.

This Special Issue aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art computational intelligence research and technologies in medical image analysis. Scholars are invited to contribute original studies that have reached the practical level, and those technologies that are rapidly becoming available in clinical practices in hospitals, such as computational intelligence in computer-aided diagnosis, biological image analysis, and computer-aided surgery and therapy.

Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:

The use of CI techniques such as:

  • Pattern Recognition Methods, such as artificial neural networks, support vector machine, deep learning
  • Swarm intelligence, such as ant colony optimization, particle swarm optimization, artificial bee colony, glowworm swarm optimization, multi-swarm optimization
  • Fuzzy logics, such as fuzzy rough set, fuzzy control, propositional and predicate fuzzy logics
  • Chaos theory, such as chaotic maps, logistic map, Horseshoe map
  • Other formalisms, such as expert system, concept mining, data mining, mathematical analysis, intelligence agent, fractional calculus

for the following biomedical imaging technologies

  • X-ray radiography
  • Endoscopy
  • Ultrasound, Ultrasonography
  • CT
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Prof. Yudong Zhang
Dr. Liangxiu Han
Guest Editors

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  • Computational intelligence
  • Medical image analysis
  • Image processing
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Pattern recognition
  • Computer-aided diagnosis

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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