Oral Cancer Prediction Using a Probability Neural Network (PNN)

Document Type : Research Articles


1 Department of ECE, Hindusthan Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, India.

2 Department of ECE, Rajalakshmi Institute of Technology, Chennai, India.

3 Department of ECE, Saveetha Engineering College, Chennai, India.

4 VelTech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, India.

5 Sethu Institute of Technology, Madurai, India.

6 Solamalai College of Engineering, Madurai, India.


Objective: In India, usually, oral cancer is mostly identified at a progressive stage of malignancy. Hence, we are motivated to identify oral cancer in its early stages, which helps to increase the lifetime of the patient, but this early detection is also more challenging. Methods: The proposed research work uses a probabilistic neural network (PNN) for the prediction of oral malignancy. The recommended work uses PNN along with the discrete wavelet transform to predict the cancer cells accurately. The classification accuracy of the PNN model is 80%, and hence this technique is best for the prediction of oral cancer. Result: Due to heterogeneity in the appearance of oral lesions, it is difficult to identify the cancer region. This research work explores the different computer vision techniques that help in the prediction of oral cancer. Conclusion: Oral screening is important in making a decision about oral lesions and also in avoiding delayed referrals, which reduces mortality rates.


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