CAD Applications and Emerging Research Potential in Medical Imaging [article]

Roshan P. Mathews, Greeta Mathews
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Computer Aided Detection (CAD) is a valuable technique for precisely interpreting medical images and it has a global business opportunity of about USD 1.8 billion. The current aspects with reference to the four sub stages such as image pre-processing, segmentation, feature extraction and classification and the future scope of CAD in medical imaging has been discussed in this paper. Many reviewers have emphasized the need for synergy between engineers and medical professionals for successful
more » ... lopment of CAD systems and the current work is a move in that direction. The engineering aspects of the above four stages in four imaging modalities viz. computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography and bone scintigraphy used in the diagnosis of five critical diseases have been discussed with a clinical background. Automatic classification of image can play an important role in preliminary screening of very critical ailments bringing down the cost of health care. Another recent advancement is using artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques. This paper reviews these engineering aspects with a view to explore the opportunities to researchers as well as the medical industry to offer affordable medical services with accessibility in even remote locations.
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