Brain Tumour Segmentation Using Convolutional Neural Network with Tensor Flow

Document Type: Research Articles

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Saveetha Engineering College,Chennai, India.

Abstract

Introduction: The determination of tumour extent is a major challenging task in brain tumour planning and
quantitative evaluation. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is one of the non-invasive technique has emanated as
a front- line diagnostic tool for brain tumour without ionizing radiation. Objective: Among brain tumours, gliomas
are the most common aggressive, leading to a very short life expectancy in their highest grade. In the clinical practice
manual segmentation is a time consuming task and their performance is highly depended on the operator’s experience.
Methods: This paper proposes fully automatic segmentation of brain tumour using convolutional neural network.
Further, it uses high grade gilomas brain image from BRATS 2015 database. The suggested work accomplishes
brain tumour segmentation using tensor flow, in which the anaconda frameworks are used to implement high level
mathematical functions. The survival rates of patients are improved by early diagnosis of brain tumour. Results: Hence,
the research work segments brain tumour into four classes like edema, non-enhancing tumour, enhancing tumour and
necrotic tumour. Brain tumour segmentation needs to separate healthy tissues from tumour regions such as advancing
tumour, necrotic core and surrounding edema. This is an essential step in diagnosis and treatment planning, both of
which need to take place quickly in case of a malignancy in order to maximize the likelihood of successful treatment.

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