Segmentation of sputum cell image for early lung cancer detection

  title={Segmentation of sputum cell image for early lung cancer detection},
  author={Naoufel Werghi and Claire M. Donne and Fatma Taher and Hussain Al-Ahmad},
Lung cancer has been the largest cause of cancer deaths worldwide with an overall 5-year survival rate of only 15%. Its early detection significantly increases the chances of an effective treatment. To that end, computer-aided diagnosis system using images of sputum stained smears has been an attractive approach due to its practicality, low cost, and invasiveness. In this context, we present a framework for the detection and segmentation of sputum cells in sputum images using respectively, a… CONTINUE READING

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