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An implementation of scatter search to train neural networks for brain lesion recognition

Jeffrey Larson and Francis Newman

Vol. 4 (2011), No. 3, 203–211

In recent years, the use of computer aided diagnosis (CAD) has achieved acceptance in mammography and other areas. To facilitate automated detection of brain abnormalities, we propose a novel method for quickly training neural networks to classify brain images. Our method outperforms traditional neural network training methods by achieving a better balance between classification accuracy and training time.

computer-aided diagnosis, scatter search, artificial neural networks, health care, diagnosis
Mathematical Subject Classification 2000
Primary: 90C59, 92B20
Secondary: 90C90, 92C50
Received: 16 February 2010
Revised: 4 October 2010
Accepted: 11 November 2011
Published: 13 March 2012

Communicated by Kenneth S. Berenhaut
Jeffrey Larson
University of Colorado Denver
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
Campus Box 170
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
United States
Francis Newman
University of Colorado Denver
Department of Radiation Oncology
1665 Aurora Court
Box F-706
Aurora, CO 80045
United States