%0 Journal Article
	%A Nisar Ahmed Memon and  Anwar Majid Mirza and  S.A.M. Gilani
	%D 2008
	%J International Journal of Medical and Health Sciences
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 20, 2008
	%T Segmentation of Lungs from CT Scan Images for Early Diagnosis of Lung Cancer
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/2140
	%V 20
	%X Segmentation is an important step in medical image
analysis and classification for radiological evaluation or computer
aided diagnosis. The CAD (Computer Aided Diagnosis ) of lung CT
generally first segment the area of interest (lung) and then analyze
the separately obtained area for nodule detection in order to
diagnosis the disease. For normal lung, segmentation can be
performed by making use of excellent contrast between air and
surrounding tissues. However this approach fails when lung is
affected by high density pathology. Dense pathologies are present in
approximately a fifth of clinical scans, and for computer analysis
such as detection and quantification of abnormal areas it is vital that
the entire and perfectly lung part of the image is provided and no
part, as present in the original image be eradicated. In this paper we
have proposed a lung segmentation technique which accurately
segment the lung parenchyma from lung CT Scan images. The
algorithm was tested against the 25 datasets of different patients
received from Ackron Univeristy, USA and AGA Khan Medical
University, Karachi, Pakistan.
	%P 297 - 302