Lung cancer detection using modified gabor filter, gradient operators and morphological segmentation tool

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Lung Cancer is a disease of irregular cells multiplying and growing into a tumour. It’s hard to believe, but lung cancer is the primary cause of cancer deaths among both women and men. Every year more people die of lung cancer than of colon, prostate and Breast cancers. Some important facts of lung cancer are Excluding Skin cancer, lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both women and men. Statistics from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) recommend that lung cancer is fast turning into a plague in India. It is a high mortality cancer due to poor access to affordable health care and diagnosis at late stage. At the time of diagnosis only 15 percent of the cases of lung cancer are curable. Due to the nature of the disease patients with lung cancer present themselves for diagnosis at a much later stage than other cancers. Globally lung cancer accounts for 8.4% percent of all cancers in women and 14.5% in men. For lung cancer Smoking is the single largest contributor. Other causes are exposure to carcinogenic toxins like radon, asbestos, radiation and air pollutants. Exposure to women to smoke from the burning of charcoal for cooking is also a cause of lung cancer. About 20 percent we can reduce the risk of lung cancer by doing physical activities and exercise is known to improve lung function. In recent times, image processing measures are frequently used in a number of medical areas for enlargement of the image in preceding recognition and managing periods, where the instant aspect is really important to determine the abnormality problems in objective figures, mainly in a variety of malignancy tumours such as lung cancer, breast cancer etc.




Avinash, S., Manjunath, K., & Senthil Kumar, S. (2019). Lung cancer detection using modified gabor filter, gradient operators and morphological segmentation tool. International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, 8(10), 1488–1494.

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