Deep Learning Methods for Lung Cancer Nodule Classification: A Survey
Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer related deaths. It is due to the complexity of early detection of nodules. In clinical practice, radiologists find it difficult to determine whether a condition is normal or abnormal by manually analysing CT scan or X-ray images for nodule identification. Currently, various deep learning techniques have been developed to identify lung nodules as benign or malignant, but each technique has its own advantages and drawbacks. This work presents a thorough analysis based on segmentation techniques, Related features-based detection, multi-step detection, automatic detection, and deep convolutional neural network techniques. Performance comparison was conducted on a selected works based on performance measures. A potential research direction for the recognition of lung nodules is given at the end of this study.
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