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Research Article

Enhanced Boykov's graph cuts based segmentation for Cervical Cancer Detection

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.7-7-2021.170284,
        author={G. N. Balaji and S. V. Suryanarayana and J. Sengathir},
        title={Enhanced Boykov's graph cuts based segmentation for Cervical Cancer Detection},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology},
        keywords={Boykov-Kolmogorov Graph Cuts, X-Condition Cloud Generator, Pap Smear Cells, Cervical Cancer, Synergy Cloud Model},
  • G. N. Balaji
    S. V. Suryanarayana
    J. Sengathir
    Year: 2021
    Enhanced Boykov's graph cuts based segmentation for Cervical Cancer Detection
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.7-7-2021.170284
G. N. Balaji1,*, S. V. Suryanarayana2, J. Sengathir2
  • 1: Associate professor, SRM TRP Engineering College, Trichy, India
  • 2: Associate Professor, CVR College of Engineering, Hyderabad, India
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Introduction: Cervical cancer is considered as the major curse to women society of the world due to their low survival rate. However, the prognosis of cervical cancer at an early stage through periodic screening was identified to enhance the survival probability of the women patients around the world.

Objective: In this paper, a Boykov-Kolmogorov Graph Cuts and Cloud Model-based Synergy Integrated Segmentation (BKGC-CMSIS) Technique for facilitating predominant cervical cancer detection from the pap smear images used for prognosis.

Methods: This proposed BKGC-CMSIS scheme introduces an effective Boykov-Kolmogorov Graph Cuts-based image partitioning method that estimates the image data through a synergy cloud model for formulating objective functions. The objective function used in this proposed BKGC-CMSIS scheme includes a data item and a smooth term for boundary preservation in order to determine the deviation of each pixel corresponding to the different regions of the cervical pap smear cells.

Results: Also, it identifies the data item through the utilization of X-condition cloud generator for determining and defining the accurate boundaries of cytoplasm and nuclei derived from the pap smear cells. This proposed BKGC-CMSIS scheme uses the merits of membership degree through the incorporation of the smooth term for estimating the degree of similarity existing among the neighboring regions of the cervical pap smear cells.

Conclusion: The experimental results of this proposed BKGC-CMSIS scheme is also potent in enhancing the classification accuracy by 14% superior to the benchmarked cervical cancer detection schemes considered for investigation.