Brain tumor classification in magnetic resonance imaging images using convolutional neural network

Nihal Remzan, Karim Tahiry, Abdelmajid Farchi


Deep learning (DL) is a subfield of artificial intelligence (AI) used in several sectors, such as cybersecurity, finance, marketing, automated vehicles, and medicine. Due to the advancement of computer performance, DL has become very successful. In recent years, it has processed large amounts of data, and achieved good results, especially in image analysis such as segmentation and classification. Manual evaluation of tumors, based on medical images, requires expensive human labor and can easily lead to misdiagnosis of tumors. Researchers are interested in using DL algorithms for automatic tumor diagnosis. convolutional neural network (CNN) is one such algorithm. It is suitable for medical image classification tasks. In this paper, we will focus on the development of four sequential CNN models to classify brain tumors in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images. We followed two steps, the first being data preprocessing and the second being automatic classification of preprocessed images using CNN. The experiments were conducted on a dataset of 3,000 MRI images, divided into two classes: tumor and normal. We obtained a good accuracy of 98,27%, which outperforms other existing models.


Artificial intelligence; Classification; Convolutional neural network; Deep learning; Magnetic resonance imaging; Tumor

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
p-ISSN 2088-8708, e-ISSN 2722-2578