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Multiple adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system with automatic features extraction algorithm for cervical cancer recognition
M. Subhi Al-Batah, N.A. Mat Isa, M.F. Klaib,
Published in Hindawi Limited
2014
PMID: 24707316
Volume: 2014
   
Abstract
To date, cancer of uterine cervix is still a leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women worldwide. The current methods (i.e., Pap smear and liquid-based cytology (LBC)) to screen for cervical cancer are time-consuming and dependent on the skill of the cytopathologist and thus are rather subjective. Therefore, this paper presents an intelligent computer vision system to assist pathologists in overcoming these problems and, consequently, produce more accurate results. The developed system consists of two stages. In the first stage, the automatic features extraction (AFE) algorithm is performed. In the second stage, a neuro-fuzzy model called multiple adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (MANFIS) is proposed for recognition process. The MANFIS contains a set of ANFIS models which are arranged in parallel combination to produce a model with multi-input-multioutput structure. The system is capable of classifying cervical cell image into three groups, namely, normal, low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL) and high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL). The experimental results prove the capability of the AFE algorithm to be as effective as the manual extraction by human experts, while the proposed MANFIS produces a good classification performance with 94.2% accuracy. © 2014 Mohammad Subhi Al-batah et al.
About the journal
JournalComputational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
PublisherHindawi Limited
ISSN1748670X