A Study of Fuzzy Relation and Its Application in Medical Diagnosis

Kumar, Shishir and Gangwal, Chhaya (2021) A Study of Fuzzy Relation and Its Application in Medical Diagnosis. Asian Research Journal of Mathematics, 17 (4). pp. 6-11. ISSN 2456-477X

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Objective: Medical diagnosis process extends within the degree to which they plan to affect different complicating aspects of diagnosis. In this research work, the concept of fuzzy relation with medical diagnosis is studied and the application of fuzzy relations to such problems by extending the Sanchez’s approach is introduced.

Method: An application of fuzzy relation with Sanchez's approach for medical diagnosis is presented. Based on the composition of the fuzzy relations, an algorithm for medical diagnosis as follows- first input the number of objects and attributes to obtain patient symptom matrix, symptom-disease matrix and the composition of fuzzy relations to get the patient-diagnosis matrix. Then find the maximum value to evaluate which patient is suffering from what disease.

Result: Using the algorithm for medical diagnosis, the disease for which the membership value is maximum gives the final decision. If almost equal values for different diagnosis in composition are obtained, the case for which non-membership is minimum and hesitation is least is considered. The output matched well with the doctor’s diagnosis.

Conclusion: In the process of medical diagnosis, state of patient are given by the patient through linguistic terminology like as temperature, cough, stomach pain etc., consideration of fuzzy sets as grades for association instead of membership grades in [0,1] is more advantageous to model the state of the patient. Similarly fuzzy relation has been introduced representing the association between symptoms and diseases. Sanchez’s approach has been extended for medical diagnosis in this reference. The approach used to form fuzzy matrix showing the association of symptoms and diseases is based on the sanchez’s approach.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Eurolib Press > Mathematical Science
Depositing User: Managing Editor
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2023 05:15
Last Modified: 24 May 2024 05:23
URI: http://info.submit4journal.com/id/eprint/1226

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