Computer-aided diagnosis

The research group is currently developing a novel system for automatic detection and diagnosis of lung nodules in multi-slice CT scans. The novelty of the project mainly consists in the attempt of modeling the CAD system as a team of radiologists.

More precisely, each radiologist is assumed to perform, independently from the others, a sequence of three tasks:

  1. detection of the regions of interest (ROIs) inside the lungs;
  2. classification of these ROIs as either nodules or blood vessels;
  3. classification of nodules as either benign nodules or malign nodules.

At the end of each task a fusion of the radiologists' opinion is performed so that in the following phase all the radiologists work on a common ground.

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