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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810590/diagnosis-and-surgical-treatment-of-cervical-macrocystic-lymphatic-malformations-in-infants
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Jing Ma, Ruan Biao, Fan Lou, Ken Lin, Ying-Qin Gao, Mei-Lan Wang, Yan-Li Yang, Tie-Song Zhang
The treatment of lymphatic malformations (LMs) represents a great clinical challenge. The present study reported on the treatment of 68 infants with cervical macrocystic LMs using surgical resection. The cases were retrospectively analyzed. All patients underwent pre-operative ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations. The surgery was performed under general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation. Ultrasonograms showed that 24 cases were monolocular, 44 were multilocular, 16 had no echo, 20 had a uniform low-level echo and 32 had a non-uniform low-level echo...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808473/failure-of-cone-beam-computed-tomography-in-detection-of-fiber-post-perforation
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Mahta Fazlyab, Saeed Asgary
Detection of iatrogenic root perforation during post-space preparation especially in labiolingual plane can be challenging due to the two-dimensional nature of conventional radiography; this can be even more challenging if the cemented post is radiolucent. Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans were shown to be a valuable diagnostic aid in diagnosis of such cases. However, in this case, the application of CBCT did not help in diagnosis of a labial fiber post perforation in a maxillary central incisor which was finally detected through exploratory surgery...
2017: Iranian Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807553/coronary-artery-segmentation-in-x-ray-angiograms-using-gabor-filters-and-differential-evolution
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Fernando Cervantes-Sanchez, Ivan Cruz-Aceves, Arturo Hernandez-Aguirre, Sergio Solorio-Meza, Teodoro Cordova-Fraga, Juan Gabriel Aviña-Cervantes
Segmentation of coronary arteries in X-ray angiograms represents an essential task for computer-aided diagnosis, since it can help cardiologists in diagnosing and monitoring vascular abnormalities. Due to the main disadvantages of the X-ray angiograms are the nonuniform illumination, and the weak contrast between blood vessels and image background, different vessel enhancement methods have been introduced. In this paper, a novel method for blood vessel enhancement based on Gabor filters tuned using the optimization strategy of Differential evolution (DE) is proposed...
August 5, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800344/automatic-computer-aided-analysis-algorithms-and-system-for-adrenal-tumors-on-ct-images
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Hanchao Chai, Yi Guo, Yuanyuan Wang, Guohui Zhou
BACKGROUND: The adrenal tumor will disturb the secreting function of adrenocortical cells, leading to many diseases. Different kinds of adrenal tumors require different therapeutic schedules. OBJECTIVE: In the practical diagnosis, it highly relies on the doctor's experience to judge the tumor type by reading the hundreds of CT images. METHODS: This paper proposed an automatic computer aided analysis method for adrenal tumors detection and classification...
August 4, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798659/enhanced-data-representation-by-kernel-metric-learning-for-dementia-diagnosis
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David Cárdenas-Peña, Diego Collazos-Huertas, German Castellanos-Dominguez
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the kind of dementia that affects the most people around the world. Therefore, an early identification supporting effective treatments is required to increase the life quality of a wide number of patients. Recently, computer-aided diagnosis tools for dementia using Magnetic Resonance Imaging scans have been successfully proposed to discriminate between patients with AD, mild cognitive impairment, and healthy controls. Most of the attention has been given to the clinical data, provided by initiatives as the ADNI, supporting reliable researches on intervention, prevention, and treatments of AD...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797548/efficient-and-robust-cell-detection-a-structured-regression-approach
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Yuanpu Xie, Fuyong Xing, Xiaoshuang Shi, Xiangfei Kong, Hai Su, Lin Yang
Efficient and robust cell detection serves as a critical prerequisite for many subsequent biomedical image analysis methods and computer-aided diagnosis (CAD). It remains a challenging task due to touching cells, inhomogeneous background noise, and large variations in cell sizes and shapes. In addition, the ever-increasing amount of available datasets and the high resolution of whole-slice scanned images pose a further demand for efficient processing algorithms. In this paper, we present a novel structured regression model based on a proposed fully residual convolutional neural network for efficient cell detection...
July 26, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796627/automated-breast-ultrasound-lesions-detection-using-convolutional-neural-networks
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Moi Hoon Yap, Gerard Pons, Joan Marti, Sergi Ganau, Melcior Sentis, Reyer Zwiggelaar, Adrian K Davison, Robert Marti
Breast lesion detection using ultrasound imaging is considered an important step of Computer-Aided Diagnosis systems. Over the past decade, researchers have demonstrated the possibilities to automate the initial lesion detection. However, the lack of a common dataset impedes research when comparing the performance of such algorithms. This paper proposes the use of deep learning approaches for breast ultrasound lesion detection and investigates three different methods: a Patch-based LeNet, a U-Net, and a transfer learning approach with a pretrained FCN-AlexNet...
August 7, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791327/use-of-endocytoscopy-for-identification-of-sessile-serrated-adenoma-polyps-and-hyperplastic-polyps-by-quantitative-image-analysis-of-the-luminal-areas
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Yushi Ogawa, Shin-Ei Kudo, Yuichi Mori, Nobunao Ikehara, Yasuharu Maeda, Kunihiko Wakamura, Masashi Misawa, Toyoki Kudo, Takemasa Hayashi, Hideyuki Miyachi, Atsushi Katagiri, Fumio Ishida, Haruhiro Inoue
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS:  Recent studies that used magnifying chromoendoscopy and endocytoscopy (EC) to investigate endoscopic features of sessile serrated adenoma/polyps (SSA/Ps) suggested that a dilated crypt opening was an important indicator of SSA/Ps. However, no studies to date have measured the actual extent of dilatation. Hence, we investigated retrospectively the luminal areas using EC to determine a cutoff value for differentiating SSA/Ps from hyperplastic polyps (HPs). PATIENTS AND METHODS : A total of 101 lesions, including 25 SSA/Ps, 66 HPs, and 10 normal mucosal samples, assessed by an integrated-type EC were collected...
August 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782001/effectiveness-of-computer-aided-diagnosis-of-colorectal-lesions-using-novel-software-for-magnifying-narrow-band-imaging-a-pilot-study
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Naoto Tamai, Yutaka Saito, Taku Sakamoto, Takeshi Nakajima, Takahisa Matsuda, Kazuki Sumiyama, Hisao Tajiri, Ryosuke Koyama, Shoji Kido
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS:  Magnifying narrow-band imaging (M-NBI) enables detailed observation of microvascular architecture and can be used in endoscopic diagnosis of colorectal lesion. However, in clinical practice, differential diagnosis and estimation of invasion depth of colorectal lesions based on M-NBI findings require experience. Therefore, developing computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) for M-NBI would be beneficial for clinical practice. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of software for CAD of colorectal lesions...
August 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779881/pediatric-skeletal-scintigraphy-what-a-general-radiologist-needs-to-know
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Fathima Fijula Palot Manzil, Jon Baldwin, Asim Kumar Bag
Pediatric skeletal scintigraphy is a noninvasive imaging modality which aids in functional as well as anatomic evaluation of bone. Bone scintigraphy plays a major role in diagnosis and evaluation of various benign, primary malignant and metastatic pediatric bone pathologies. The advantage of bone scan is that it becomes positive well before the bone pathology is evident on radiographs and specifically the entire skeleton can be imaged in a single examination. Pediatric bone scintigraphy evaluation can be challenging to the general radiologist not routinely exposed to the study, as the growing skeleton is quite different from a mature skeleton especially at or near the growth plates...
July 8, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774674/concurrent-hepatic-tuberculosis-and-hepatic-graft-versus-host-disease-in-an-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipient-a-case-report
#11
Z Zhao, W Q Leow
BACKGROUND: Infection and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) are among the most common complications after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). With well-known risk factors including allogeneic HSCT and GVHD, tuberculosis (TB) has a higher incidence and shorter survival rate in HSCT recipients than in the general population. CASE REPORT: A 55-year-old Indonesian female with a history of latent TB was found to have acute myeloid leukemia 3 months after allogeneic HSCT...
July 31, 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774437/new-approach-to-detect-and-classify-stroke-in-skull-ct-images-via-analysis-of-brain-tissue-densities
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Pedro P Rebouças Filho, Róger Moura Sarmento, Gabriel Bandeira Holanda, Daniel de Alencar Lima
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cerebral vascular accident (CVA), also known as stroke, is an important health problem worldwide and it affects 16 million people worldwide every year. About 30% of those that have a stroke die and 40% remain with serious physical limitations. However, recovery in the damaged region is possible if treatment is performed immediately. In the case of a stroke, Computed Tomography (CT) is the most appropriate technique to confirm the occurrence and to investigate its extent and severity...
September 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768053/textural-pattern-classification-for-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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T Y Rahman, L B Mahanta, C Chakraborty, A K DAS, J D Sarma
Despite being an area of cancer with highest worldwide incidence, oral cancer yet remains to be widely researched. Studies on computer-aided analysis of pathological slides of oral cancer contribute a lot to the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Some researches in this direction have been carried out on oral submucous fibrosis. In this work an approach for analysing abnormality based on textural features present in squamous cell carcinoma histological slides have been considered. Histogram and grey-level co-occurrence matrix approaches for extraction of textural features from biopsy images with normal and malignant cells are used here...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766174/discriminant-analysis-of-intracranial-volumetric-variables-in-patients-with-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-and-brain-atrophy
#14
Leszek Czerwosz, Ewa Szczepek, Krzysztof Nowiński, Beata Sokołowska, Jerzy Jurkiewicz, Zbigniew Czernicki, Waldemar Koszewski
A method was developed for the computerized volumetric assessment of the intracranial cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) distribution. The study involved 62 patients differentiated into two groups: with CSF resorption disorders (normal pressure hydrocephalus - 30 patients) and without CSF resorption disorders (various types of brain atrophy - 32 patients). The goal of the study was to ascertain whether the assessment, depending on the linear discriminant analysis of volumetric brain features, could be an effective tool differentiating the two groups...
August 2, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762552/application-of-computer-aided-diagnosis-on-breast-ultrasonography-evaluation-of-diagnostic-performances-and-agreement-of-radiologists-according-to-different-levels-of-experience
#15
Eun Cho, Eun-Kyung Kim, Mi Kyung Song, Jung Hyun Yoon
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the feasibility of a computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) system (S-Detect; Samsung Medison, Co, Ltd, Seoul, Korea) for breast ultrasonography (US), according to radiologists with various degrees of experience in breast imaging. METHODS: From December 2015 to March 2016, 119 breast masses in 116 women were included. Ultrasonographic images of the breast masses were retrospectively reviewed and analyzed by 2 radiologists specializing in breast imaging (7 and 1 years of experience, respectively) and S-Detect, according to the individual ultrasonographic descriptors from the fifth edition of the American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System and final assessment categories...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756363/torsion-of-huge-wandering-accessory-spleen-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#16
Salah Termos, Ahmad Redha, Riad Zbibo, Abdulla Alduwaisan, Majd AlKabbani, Nidal Elyousif, Mohammad Alali
INTRODUCTION: Accessory spleens are found in 10-15% of the population, and are even more prevalent in patients with hematological disorders (Rudowski, 1985). It infrequently may become symptomatic due to torsion, spontaneous rupture or hemorrhage which may lead to death. Torsion of an accessory spleen is extremely rare, and requires prompt medical attention [2] (Coote et al., 1999). PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report the case of a 27-year-old Mediterranean lady with thalassemia trait, who presented to the emergency department with an acute surgical abdomen due to torsion of a giant accessory spleen, measuring 13cm...
July 22, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755798/detecting-masses-in-dense-breast-using-independent-component-analysis
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Luis Claudio de Oliveira Silva, Allan Kardec Barros, Marcus Vinicius Lopes
Breast cancer is the second type of cancer that most affects women in the world, losing only for non-melanoma skin cancer. Breast density can hinder the location of masses, especially in early stages. In this work, the use of independent component analysis for detecting lesions in dense breasts is proposed. Several works suggest the use of computer aided diagnosis (CAD), increasing sensitivity to over 90% in detecting cancer in nondense breasts, however there are few published studies about detecting in dense breasts...
July 26, 2017: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750446/-modern-endoscopic-imaging-tools-for-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-urinary-bladder
#18
M C Kriegmair, M Ritter, M S Michel, C Bolenz
Cystoscopy is the gold standard for the initial diagnosis of urothelial carcinoma in the urinary bladder (UCB). White light exhibits significant limitations in its ability to detect flat lesions or carcinoma in situ. Photodynamic Diagnosis (PDD) and Narrow Band Imaging (NBI) are established techniques which may improve the detection rates of UCB and reduce the risk of recurrence. Multiple novel tools have been developed in order to improve the diagnostic accuracy of endoscopic procedures, including Digital Contrast Enhancement Technology, Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy (CLE) and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)...
August 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749365/discriminative-joint-feature-topic-model-with-dual-constraints-for-wce-classification
#19
Yixuan Yuan, Xiwen Yao, Junwei Han, Lei Guo, Max Q-H Meng
Wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) enables clinicians to examine the digestive tract without any surgical operations, at the cost of a large amount of images to be analyzed. The main challenge for automatic computer-aided diagnosis arises from the difficulty of robust characterization of these images. To tackle this problem, a novel discriminative joint-feature topic model (DJTM) with dual constraints is proposed to classify multiple abnormalities in WCE images. We first propose a joint-feature probabilistic latent semantic analysis (PLSA) model, where color and texture descriptors extracted from same image patches are jointly modeled with their conditional distributions...
July 25, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746965/computer-aided-diagnosis-further-eliminating-the-human-factor-in-endoscopy
#20
Vani J A Konda
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August 2017: Endoscopy
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