Diagnosis of Thyroid Disorders using Artificial Neural Networks
ABSTRACT A major problem in medical science is attaining the correct diagnosis of disease in precedence of its treatment. This paper presents the diagnosis of thyroid disorders using artificial neural networks (ANNs). The feed-forward neural network has been trained using three ANN algorithms; the Back propagation algorithm (BPA), the radial basis function (RBF) Networks and the learning vector quantization (LVQ) networks. The networks are simulated using MATLAB and their performance is assessed in terms of factors like accuracy of diagnosis and training time. The performance comparison helps to find out the best model for diagnosis of thyroid disorders.