A Computer-aided Multidisease Diagnostic System Using MRCP


Logeswaran, Rajasvaran (2008) A Computer-aided Multidisease Diagnostic System Using MRCP. Journal of Digital Imaging, 21 (2). 235-242 . ISSN 0897-1889

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Automated computer analysis of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) (a focused magnetic resonance imaging sequence for the pancreatobiliary region of the abdomen) images for biliary diseases is a difficult problem because of the large inter- and intrapatient variations in the images, varying acquisition settings, and characteristics of the images, defeating most attempts to produce computer-aided diagnosis systems. This paper proposes a system capable of automated preliminary diagnosis of several diseases affecting the bile ducts in the liver, namely, dilation, stones, tumor, and cyst. The system first identifies the biliary ductal structure present in the MRCP images, and then proceeds to determine the presence or absence of the diseases. Tested on a database of 593 clinical images, the system, which uses visual-based features, has shown to be successful in delivering good performance of 70-90% even in the presence of multiple diseases, and may be useful in aiding medical practitioners in routine MRCP examinations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA71-90 Instruments and machines > QA75.5-76.95 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET)
Depositing User: Ms Suzilawati Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2011 02:29
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2014 03:06
URII: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/2664


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