Extraction of brain tumor from MR images using one-class support vector machine.

Research paper by J J Zhou, K L KL Chan, V F VF Chong, S M SM Krishnan

Indexed on: 07 Feb '07Published on: 07 Feb '07Published in: Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference


A novel image segmentation approach by exploring one-class support vector machine (SVM) has been developed for the extraction of brain tumor from magnetic resonance (MR) images. Based on one-class SVM, the proposed method has the ability of learning the nonlinear distribution of the image data without prior knowledge, via the automatic procedure of SVM parameters training and an implicit learning kernel. After the learning process, the segmentation task is performed. The proposed technique is applied to 24 clinical MR images of brain tumor for both visual and quantitative evaluations. Experimental results suggest that the proposed query-based approach provides an effective and promising method for brain tumor extraction from MR images with high accuracy.