A Hybrid Knowledge-Guided Detection Technique for Screening of Infectious Pulmonary Tuberculosis From Chest Radiographs

@article{Shen2010AHK,
  title={A Hybrid Knowledge-Guided Detection Technique for Screening of Infectious Pulmonary Tuberculosis From Chest Radiographs},
  author={Rui Shen and L. Irene Cheng and Anup Basu},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering},
  year={2010},
  volume={57},
  pages={2646-2656}
}
Tuberculosis (TB) is a deadly infectious disease and the presence of cavities in the upper lung zones is a strong indicator that the disease has developed into a highly infectious state. Currently, the detection of TB cavities is mainly conducted by clinicians observing chest radiographs. Diagnoses performed by radiologists are labor intensive and very often there is insufficient health care personnel available, especially in remote communities. After assessing existing approaches, we propose… CONTINUE READING
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