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Development And Usability Of Icare: An Electronic Health Record System, Chayawat Indranoi, Tami Wyatt, Xueping Li Jul 2013

Development And Usability Of Icare: An Electronic Health Record System, Chayawat Indranoi, Tami Wyatt, Xueping Li

Tami H Wyatt

No abstract provided.


Ultra-Thin Super High Frequency Two-Port Aln Contour-Mode Resonators And Filters, Matteo Rinaldi, Chiara Zuniga, Chengjie Zuo, Gianluca Piazza Feb 2013

Ultra-Thin Super High Frequency Two-Port Aln Contour-Mode Resonators And Filters, Matteo Rinaldi, Chiara Zuniga, Chengjie Zuo, Gianluca Piazza

Matteo Rinaldi

This paper reports on the demonstration of a new class of ultra-thin (250 nm thick) Super High Frequency (SHF) AlN piezoelectric two-port resonators and filters. A thickness field excitation scheme was employed to excite a higher order contour extensional mode of vibration in an AlN nano plate (250 nm thick) above 3 GHz and synthesize a 1.96 GHz narrow-bandwidth channel-select filter. The devices of this work are able to operate over a frequency range from 1.9 to 3.5 GHz and are employed to synthesize the highest frequency MEMS filter based on electrically self-coupled AlN contour-mode resonators. Very ...


Power Handling And Related Frequency Scaling Advantages In Piezoelectric Aln Contour-Mode Mems Resonators, Chengjie Zuo, Matteo Rinaldi, Gianluca Piazza Feb 2013

Power Handling And Related Frequency Scaling Advantages In Piezoelectric Aln Contour-Mode Mems Resonators, Chengjie Zuo, Matteo Rinaldi, Gianluca Piazza

Matteo Rinaldi

This paper reports on the analytical modeling and experimental verification of the mechanically-limited power handling and nonlinearity in piezoelectric aluminum nitride (AlN) contour-mode resonators (CMR) having different electrode configurations (thickness field excitation, lateral field excitation, one-port and two-port configurations) and operating at different frequencies (177-3047 MHz). Despite its simplicity, the one-dimensional analytical model fits the experimental behavior of AlN CMRs in terms of power handling capabilities. The model and experiment also confirm the advantage of scaling (i.e. miniaturizing) the AlN CMRs to higher frequencies at which higher critical power density can be more easily attained up to values in ...


Electrical Impedance Imaging Of Corrosion On A Partially Accessible 2-Dimensional Region, Court Hoang, Katherine Osenbach Dec 2009

Electrical Impedance Imaging Of Corrosion On A Partially Accessible 2-Dimensional Region, Court Hoang, Katherine Osenbach

Mathematical Sciences Technical Reports (MSTR)

In this paper we examine the inverse problem of determining the amount of corrosion on an inaccessible surface of a two-dimensional region. Using numerical methods, we develop an algorithm for approximating corrosion profile using measurements of electrical potential along the accessible portion of the region. We also evaluate the effect of error on the problem, address the issue of ill-posedness, and develop a method of regularization to correct for this error. An examination of solution uniqueness is also presented.


Investing In Maine Research Infrastructure: Sustainable Forest Bioproducts, Michael Eckardt, Stephen Shaler, Hemant P. Pendse, Adriaan R. P. Van Heiningen, Robert G. Wagner Dec 2009

Investing In Maine Research Infrastructure: Sustainable Forest Bioproducts, Michael Eckardt, Stephen Shaler, Hemant P. Pendse, Adriaan R. P. Van Heiningen, Robert G. Wagner

University of Maine Office of Research Administration: Grant Reports

The University of Maine, the University of Southern Maine, several baccalaureate institutions in the state, along with other federal, state and local public, private, and non-profit institutions will collaborate to create the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute (FBRI) at the University of Maine. The vision of the FBRI is to advance understanding about the scientific underpinnings, system behavior, and policy implications for the production of forest-based bioproducts that meet societal needs for materials, chemicals, and fuels in an economically and ecologically sustainable manner.

The research plans Integrate three themes. They are (1) forest sustainability modeling of life cycle assessment, (2) integrated ...


Method Of Transferring Strained Semiconductor Structure, Michael Nastasi Dec 2009

Method Of Transferring Strained Semiconductor Structure, Michael Nastasi

Mechanical & Materials Engineering Faculty Publications

The transfer of strained semiconductor layers from one substrate to another substrate involves depositing a multilayer structure on a substrate having surface contaminants. An interface that includes the contaminants if formed in between the deposited layer and the substrate. Hydrogen atoms are introduced into the structure and allowed to diffuse to the interface. Afterward, the deposited multilayer structure is bonded to a second substrate and is separated away at the interface, which results in transferring a multilayer structure from one substrate at least one strained semiconductor layer and at least one strain-induced seed layer. The strain-induced seed layer can be ...


Experimental Study On Viscosity And Phase Segregation Of Al–Si Powders In Microsemisolid Powder Forming, Yufeng Wu, Iver E. Anderson, Thomas A. Lograsso, Gap-Yong Kim Dec 2009

Experimental Study On Viscosity And Phase Segregation Of Al–Si Powders In Microsemisolid Powder Forming, Yufeng Wu, Iver E. Anderson, Thomas A. Lograsso, Gap-Yong Kim

Mechanical Engineering Publications

Semisolid powder forming is a promising approach for near-net shape forming of features in macro-/microscale. In this paper, viscosity and phase segregation behavior of Al–Si powders in the semisolid state were studied with back extrusion experiments. The effects of process parameters including shear rate, extrusion ratio, heating time, and precompaction pressure were analyzed using the design of experiments method. The results showed that the effects of shear rate, extrusion, ratio and heating time were statistically significant factors influencing the viscosity. The semisolid state powders showed a shear thinning behavior. Moreover, microstructure analysis of extruded parts indicated severe phase ...


Preparation And Hydrogen Absorption/Desorption Of Nanoporous Palladium Thin Films, Wen-Chung Li, Thomas John Balk Dec 2009

Preparation And Hydrogen Absorption/Desorption Of Nanoporous Palladium Thin Films, Wen-Chung Li, Thomas John Balk

Chemical and Materials Engineering Faculty Publications

Nanoporous Pd (np-Pd) was prepared by co-sputtering Pd-Ni alloy films onto Si substrates, followed by chemical dealloying with sulfuric acid. X-ray diffractometry and chemical analysis were used to track the extent of dealloying. The np-Pd structure was changed from particle-like to sponge-like by diluting the sulfuric acid etchant. Using suitable precursor alloy composition and dealloying conditions, np-Pd films were prepared with uniform and open sponge-like structures, with interconnected ligaments and no cracks, yielding a large amount of surface area for reactions with hydrogen. Np-Pd films exhibited shorter response time for hydrogen absorption/desorption than dense Pd films, showing promise for ...


Towards Real Energy Economics: Energy Policy Driven By Life-Cycle Carbon Emission, R. Kenny, C. Law, Joshua M. Pearce Dec 2009

Towards Real Energy Economics: Energy Policy Driven By Life-Cycle Carbon Emission, R. Kenny, C. Law, Joshua M. Pearce

Joshua M. Pearce

Alternative energy technologies (AETs) have emerged as a solution to the challenge of simultaneously meeting rising electricity demand while reducing carbon emissions. However, as all AETs are responsible for some greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions during their construction, carbon emission “Ponzi Schemes” are currently possible, wherein an AET industry expands so quickly that the GHG emissions prevented by a given technology are negated to fabricate the next wave of AET deployment. In an era where there are physical constraints to the GHG emissions the climate can sustain in the short term this may be unacceptable. To provide quantitative solutions to this ...


Fabrication Of High Fidelity, High Index 3d Photonic Crystals Using A Templating Approach, Yongan Xu Dec 2009

Fabrication Of High Fidelity, High Index 3d Photonic Crystals Using A Templating Approach, Yongan Xu

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

In this dissertation, we demonstrate the fabrication of high fidelity 3D photonic crystal through polymer template fabrication, backfilling and template removal to obtain high index inversed inorganic photonic crystals (PCs). Along the line, we study the photoresist chemistry to minimize the shrinkage, backfilling strategies for complete infiltration, and template removal at high and low temperatures to minimize crack-formation. Using multibeam interference lithography (MBIL), we fabricate diamond-like photonic structures from commercially available photoresist, SU-8, epoxy functionalized polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS), and narrowly distributed poly(glycidyl methacrylate)s (PGMA). The 3D structure from PGMA shows the lowest shrinkage in the [111] direction ...


Complex Networks: New Models And Distributed Algorithms, Alireza Tahbaz Salehi Dec 2009

Complex Networks: New Models And Distributed Algorithms, Alireza Tahbaz Salehi

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Over the past few years, a consensus has emerged among scientists and engineers that net-centric technology can provide unprecedented levels of performance, robustness, and efficiency. Success stories such as the Internet, distributed sensor networks, and multi-agent networks of mobile robots are only a few examples that support this view. The important role played by complex networks has been widely observed in various physical, natural, and social systems. Given the complexity of many of these systems, it is important to understand the fundamental rules that govern them and introduce appropriate models that capture such principles, while abstracting away the redundant details ...


Control For Localization And Visibility Maintenance Of An Independent Agent Using Robotic Teams, Ethan A. Stump Dec 2009

Control For Localization And Visibility Maintenance Of An Independent Agent Using Robotic Teams, Ethan A. Stump

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Given a non-cooperative agent, we seek to formulate a control strategy to enable a team of robots to localize and track the agent in a complex but known environment while maintaining a continuously optimized line-of-sight communication chain to a fixed base station. We focus on two aspects of the problem. First, we investigate the estimation of the agent's location by using nonlinear sensing modalities, in particular that of range-only sensing, and formulate a control strategy based on improving this estimation using one or more robots working to independently gather information. Second, we develop methods to plan and sequence robot ...


Biochemical And Biomechanical Modulation Of Nucleus Pulposus Cells Encapsulated In Novel Cellulose-Based Hydrogels, Anna T. Reza Dec 2009

Biochemical And Biomechanical Modulation Of Nucleus Pulposus Cells Encapsulated In Novel Cellulose-Based Hydrogels, Anna T. Reza

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Low back pain may be caused by a direct, acute injury or degeneration of the intervertebral disc (IVD). Intradiscal replacement of the nucleus pulposus (NP) with a tissue engineered hydrogel scaffold may provide a biologic therapy capable of restoring the structure and mechanical function of the IVD. Therefore, the global objective of this dissertation was to develop and optimize a novel, cell-laden, covlently crosslinkable carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) hydrogel construct as a functional tissue engineered NP replacement. The versatility of the photocrosslinkable CMC system was explored by examining the resultant differences in material and mechanical properties due to varying the macromer concentration ...


Differential Cellular Response To Linear And Strain Stiffening Hydrogel Substrates, Jessamine P. Winer Dec 2009

Differential Cellular Response To Linear And Strain Stiffening Hydrogel Substrates, Jessamine P. Winer

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

The mechanical properties of the substrate upon which cells are cultured have been shown to influence a variety of cell properties including cell adhesion, spreading, protein expression and differentiation. The work presented here examines how the nonlinear mechanical properties of biopolymer gels affect the cellular responses to substrate stiffness. Cell spread area decreases with decreasing substrate stiffness when cells are cultured on linearly elastic polyacrylamide gels but display no spread area sensitivity when cultured on fibrin gels of various moduli. Fibrin gels, and other semiflexible biopolymer networks, exhibit strain stiffening, whereby the elastic modulus of the gel increases with increasing ...


Monitoring Of Immune Cell Response To B Cell Depletion Therapy And Nerve Root Injury Using Spio Enhanced Mri, Daniel L. Thorek Dec 2009

Monitoring Of Immune Cell Response To B Cell Depletion Therapy And Nerve Root Injury Using Spio Enhanced Mri, Daniel L. Thorek

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Magnetic resonance (MR) is a robust platform for non-invasive, high-resolution anatomical imaging. However, MR imaging lacks the requisite sensitivity and contrast for imaging at the cellular level. This represents a clinical impediment to greater diagnostic accuracy. Recent advances have allowed for the in vivo visualization of populations and even of individual cells using superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) MR contrast agents. These nanoparticles, commonly manifested as a core of a single iron oxide crystal or cluster of crystals coated in a biocompatible shell, function to shorten proton relaxation times. In MR imaging these constructs locally dephase protons, resulting in a decrease ...


Acoustic Emission And Dielectric Studies Of Phase Transitions Within The Morphotropic Phase Boundary Of Xpb(Zr1/2ti1/2)O3-(1−X)Pb(Ni1/3nb2/3)O3 Relaxor Ferroelectrics, E. Dul'kin, E. Mojaev, M. Roth, O. Khamman, Xiaoli Tan Dec 2009

Acoustic Emission And Dielectric Studies Of Phase Transitions Within The Morphotropic Phase Boundary Of Xpb(Zr1/2ti1/2)O3-(1−X)Pb(Ni1/3nb2/3)O3 Relaxor Ferroelectrics, E. Dul'kin, E. Mojaev, M. Roth, O. Khamman, Xiaoli Tan

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

We have carried out a combined acoustic emission(AE) and dielectricpermittivity study of the xPb(Zr1/2Ti1/2)O3-(1−x)Pb(Ni1/3Nb2/3)O3relaxor ferroelectric ceramics with compositions x=0.7–0.9 corresponding to its morphotropic phase boundary. Temperatures of all phase transitions occurring on heating are identified accurately by AE, and a direct transition between the low-temperature (rhombohedral) and high-temperature (pseudocubic) relaxor phases is found. The AE peak intensity is generally proportional to the temperature derivative of the dielectricpermittivity, in agreement with a model proposed for a thermally cycled small elastic dipole.


Configuration Recognition, Communication Fault Tolerance And Self-Reassembly For The Ckbot, Michael G. Park Dec 2009

Configuration Recognition, Communication Fault Tolerance And Self-Reassembly For The Ckbot, Michael G. Park

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

We present and experimentally verify novel methods for increasing the generality of control, autonomy and reliability for modular robotic systems. In particular, we demonstrate configuration recognition, distributed communication fault tolerance, and the organization and control of self-reassembly with the Connector Kinetic roBot (CKBot). The primary contribution of this work is the presentation and experimental verification of these innovative methods that are general and applicable to other modular robotic systems. We describe our CKBot system and compare it to other similar, state-of-the-art modular robotic systems. Our description and comparison highlights various design developments, features, and notable achievements of these systems. We ...


Degeneration Affects The Structural And Tissue Mechanics Of The Intervertebral Disc, Grace D. O'Connell Dec 2009

Degeneration Affects The Structural And Tissue Mechanics Of The Intervertebral Disc, Grace D. O'Connell

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

The intervertebral disc is comprised of mechanically and structurally unique substructures including the annulus fibrosus and the nucleus pulposus, which function together to support and absorb the large complex spinal loads. Disc degeneration causes drastic changes in the composition and may lead to altered mechanics; however, the changes in the internal mechanical function of the nucleus and annulus are not well understood. Moreover, herniation of nucleus pulposus material through the posterior annulus causes low back pain and may alter the mechanical function of the disc. Discectomy, a procedure to relieve the pain by removing the herniated material; however, the effect ...


Thermal Conduction In Molecular Materials Using Coarse Grain Dynamics: Role Of Mass Diffusion And Quantum Corrections For Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Ya Zhou, Alejandro Strachan Dec 2009

Thermal Conduction In Molecular Materials Using Coarse Grain Dynamics: Role Of Mass Diffusion And Quantum Corrections For Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Ya Zhou, Alejandro Strachan

PRISM: NNSA Center for Prediction of Reliability, Integrity and Survivability of Microsystems

We use a mesodynamical method, denoted dynamics with implicit degrees of freedom DID, to characterize thermal transport in a model molecular crystal below and above its melting temperature. DID represents groups of atoms molecules in this case using mesoparticles and the thermal role of the intramolecular degrees of freedom DoFs are described implicitly using their specific heat. We focus on the role of these intramolecular DoFs on thermal transport. We find that thermal conductivity is independent of intramolecular specific heat for solid samples and a linear relationship between the two quantities in liquid samples with the coefficient of proportionality being ...


Interactions, Competition And Innovation In A Service-Oriented Internet: An Economic Model, Zhi-Li Zhang, Papak Nabipay, Andrew Odlyzko, Roch A. Guérin Dec 2009

Interactions, Competition And Innovation In A Service-Oriented Internet: An Economic Model, Zhi-Li Zhang, Papak Nabipay, Andrew Odlyzko, Roch A. Guérin

Departmental Papers (ESE)

This paper presents a new economic approach for studying competition and innovation in a complex and highly interactive system of network providers, users, and suppliers of digital goods and services (i.e., service providers). It employs Cournot and Bertrand games to model competition among service providers and network providers, respectively, and develops a novel unified model to capture the interaction and competition among these players in a “service-oriented” Internet. Incentives for service and network innovation are studied in this model.


Vitisnet: “Omics” Integration Through Grapevine Molecular Networks, Jérôme Grimplet, Grant R. Cramer, Julie Dickerson, Kathy Mathiason, John L. Van Hemert, Anne Y. Fennell Dec 2009

Vitisnet: “Omics” Integration Through Grapevine Molecular Networks, Jérôme Grimplet, Grant R. Cramer, Julie Dickerson, Kathy Mathiason, John L. Van Hemert, Anne Y. Fennell

Electrical and Computer Engineering Publications

Background

Genomic data release for the grapevine has increased exponentially in the last five years. The Vitis vinifera genome has been sequenced and Vitis EST, transcriptomic, proteomic, and metabolomic tools and data sets continue to be developed. The next critical challenge is to provide biological meaning to this tremendous amount of data by annotating genes and integrating them within their biological context. We have developed and validated a system of Grapevine Molecular Networks (VitisNet).

Methodology/Principal Findings

The sequences from the Vitis vinifera (cv. Pinot Noir PN40024) genome sequencing project and ESTs from the Vitis genus have been paired and ...


Modeling And Computer Simulation Of Fault Calculations For Transmission Lines, Dr. Adel A. Elbaset Dec 2009

Modeling And Computer Simulation Of Fault Calculations For Transmission Lines, Dr. Adel A. Elbaset

Dr. Adel A. Elbaset

Calculation of transmission line faults has a fundamental importance in the fault detection, classification, and location determination of faults in transmission line. This paper presents a proposed computer program based on Matlab software to calculate all ten types of shunt faults that may occur in a transmission line. Various fault scenarios (fault types, fault locations and fault impedance) are considered in this paper. The inputs of the proposed program are line length, source voltage, positive, negative and zero sequence for source impedance, line charging, and transmission line impedance. The output of the algorithm is used to train an artificial intelligence ...


Comparative Evaluation Of Pid Voltage Mode, Pi Current Mode, Fuzzy And Pwm Based Sliding Mode Control For Dc-Dc Converters, Omar Ellabban, Joeri Van Mierlo Dec 2009

Comparative Evaluation Of Pid Voltage Mode, Pi Current Mode, Fuzzy And Pwm Based Sliding Mode Control For Dc-Dc Converters, Omar Ellabban, Joeri Van Mierlo

Omar Ellabban

This paper presents a comparison between the application of four control techniques in DC-DC converters. PID voltage mode (PID-VM), PI current mode (PI-CM), fuzzy, and PWM based sliding mode (SM) controllers are applied to buck converter. The design procedures of controllers are reviewed. The dynamic performance of these controllers under star-up, steady state, input voltage variation, load current disturbances and EMI spectrum are presented and compared.


Stability Analysis Of A Unified Power Flow Controller, Omar H. Abdalla, Mohamed A. E. Ghazy, Lotfy M. Lotfy, Nermeen A. M. Hassan Dec 2009

Stability Analysis Of A Unified Power Flow Controller, Omar H. Abdalla, Mohamed A. E. Ghazy, Lotfy M. Lotfy, Nermeen A. M. Hassan

Omar H. Abdalla

The paper concerns with stability analysis of a Unified Power Flow Controller (UPFC). A nonlinear model is described in the abc-reference frame and then transformed into the dq0-reference frame. The model includes shunt and series compensators of the UPFC. Stability analysis is presented first in a three-dimensional space of system parameters. A linearized model is obtained in state-space form to be used in small-signal stability studies. Effects of system parameters on stability are investigated using eigenvalue analysis. These include resistance, reactance, and modulation indices of the shunt and series components of the UPFC. Simulation results show that the stability of ...


Alan Turing Se Fraye Un Chemin Jusqu'À La Place De L'Ordinateur, Christof Teuscher Dec 2009

Alan Turing Se Fraye Un Chemin Jusqu'À La Place De L'Ordinateur, Christof Teuscher

Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Publications and Presentations

A brief statement on the significance, impact and future developments related to the work of computer pioneer Alan Turing, in conjunction with Turing Day, held to commemorate his 90th birthday.

*The article is in French


A Use Of Theory Of Constraints Thinking Processes For Improvements In The Merged Beams Experiment At Oak Ridge National Laboratory., Bryan Richard Gross Dec 2009

A Use Of Theory Of Constraints Thinking Processes For Improvements In The Merged Beams Experiment At Oak Ridge National Laboratory., Bryan Richard Gross

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Thinking exercises used in the Theory of Constraints (TOC) were used to find and remove constraints at the Merged Beams Experiment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The goal of this project was to significantly reduce the amount of time used to take a certain type of measurement during an experimental cycle. After the TOC exercises were used, a basic plan for change was discovered. Preliminary data were taken to establish a baseline of performance from which changes were made. Post-Modification was analyzed showing the project was a success.

The overlying reasoning for this exercise was to prove successfully that continuous ...


Efficient Rotation Algorithms For Texture Evolution, Mark W. Esty Dec 2009

Efficient Rotation Algorithms For Texture Evolution, Mark W. Esty

Theses and Dissertations

Texture evolution is a vital component of many computational tools that link structure, properties and processes of polycrystalline materials. By definition, this evolution process involves the manipulation, via rotation, of points in orientation space. The computational requirements of the current methods being used to rotate crystalline orientations are a significant limiting factor in the drive to merge the texture information of materials into the engineering design process. The goal of this research is to find and implement a practical rotation algorithm that can significantly decrease the computation time required to rotate macroscopic and microscopic crystallographic textures. Three possible algorithms are ...


A Neural-Genetic Algorithm For Feature Selection And Breast Abnormality Classification In Digital Mammography, Ping Zhang, Brijesh Verma, Kuldeep Kumar Dec 2009

A Neural-Genetic Algorithm For Feature Selection And Breast Abnormality Classification In Digital Mammography, Ping Zhang, Brijesh Verma, Kuldeep Kumar

Kuldeep Kumar

Digital mammography is one of the most suitable methods for early detection of breast cancer. It uses digital mammograms to find suspicious areas. However, it is very difficult to distinguish benign and malignant cases, especially for the small size lesions in the early stage of cancer. This is reflected in the high percentage of unnecessary biopsies that are performed and many deaths caused by late detection or misdiagnosis. A computer based feature selection and classification system can provide a second opinion to the radiologists. This work proposes a neural-genetic algorithm for feature selection in conjunction with neural network based classifier ...


Neural Vs. Statistical Classifier In Conjunction With Genetic Algorithm Based Feature Selection, Ping Zhang, Brijesh Verma, Kuldeep Kumar Dec 2009

Neural Vs. Statistical Classifier In Conjunction With Genetic Algorithm Based Feature Selection, Ping Zhang, Brijesh Verma, Kuldeep Kumar

Kuldeep Kumar

Digital mammography is one of the most suitable methods for early detection of breast cancer. It uses digital mammograms to find suspicious areas containing benign and malignant microcalcifications. However, it is very difficult to distinguish benign and malignant microcalcifications. This is reflected in the high percentage of unnecessary biopsies that are performed and many deaths caused by late detection or misdiagnosis. A computer based feature selection and classification system can provide a second opinion to the radiologists in assessment of microcalcifications. The research in this paper proposes and investigates a neural-genetic algorithm for feature selection in conjunction with neural and ...


A Hybrid Classifier For Mass Classification With Different Kinds Of Features In Mammography, Ping Zhang, Kuldeep Kumar, Brijesh Verma Dec 2009

A Hybrid Classifier For Mass Classification With Different Kinds Of Features In Mammography, Ping Zhang, Kuldeep Kumar, Brijesh Verma

Kuldeep Kumar

This paper proposes a hybrid system which combines computer extracted features and human interpreted features from the mammogram, with the statistical classifier’s output as another kind of feature in conjunction with a genetic neural network classifier. The hybrid system produced better results than the single statistical classifier and neural network. The highest classification rate reached 91.3%. The area value under the ROC curve is 0.962. The results indicated that the mixed features contribute greatly for the classification of mass patterns into benign and malignant.