Recent Applications of Deep Learning Algorithms in Medical Image Analysis

  • Arman Sarraf Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Islamic Azad University North Tehran Branch
  • Ali Esmaeilnia Jalali Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Islamic Azad University North Tehran Branch
  • Javad Ghaffari Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Islamic Azad University North Tehran Branch
Keywords: Deep learning, Convolutional Neural Network, Image Classification, Medical Science


Advances in deep learning have enabled researchers in the field of medical imaging to employ such techniques for various applications, including early diagnosis of different diseases. Deep learning techniques such as convolutional neural networks offer the capability of extracting invariant features from images that can improve the performance of most predictive models in medical and diagnostic imaging. This work concentrates on reviewing deep learning architectures along with medical imaging modalities where the crucial applications of such algorithms, including image classification and segmentation, are discussed. Also, brain imaging as a branch of medical imaging which allows scientists to explore the structure and function of the brain is explored, and the applications of deep learning to early diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease, and Autism as the most critical brain disorders are studied. Moreover, the recent research findings revealed that employing deep learning-based semantic segmentation techniques could significantly improve the accuracy of models developed for brain tumor detection. Such advances in early diagnosis of disorders and tumors encourage medical imaging practitioners to implement software applications assisting them to improve their decision-making process.


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