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Image Texture Analysis

Yankai Meng, Chongda Zhang, Shuangmei Zou, Xinming Zhao, Kai Xu, Hongmei Zhang, Chunwu Zhou
To evaluate the importance of MRI texture analysis in prediction and early assessment of treatment response before and early neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). This retrospective study comprised of 59 patients. The tumoral texture parameters were compared between pre- and early nCRT. Area Under receiver operating characteristic (ROC) Curves [AUCs] were used to compare the diagnostic performance of statistically significant difference parameters and logistic regression analysis predicted probabilities for discriminating responders and nonresponders...
February 23, 2018: Oncotarget
J-P Suuronen, M Sayab
Zircon is the most widely used mineral in petrochronology and provides key information about magmatic and crustal differentiation history of plutonic rocks, transport paths of clastic material 'from source to sink' and significantly contributes in the reconstruction of enigmatic planetary-scale tectonic episodes since the Archaean. However, detailed textural analysis of this accessory mineral has always been hampered by two-dimensional (2D) analytical limitations. With the advancements in X-ray nanotomography technology, it is now possible to non-destructively, yet digitally, cut, visualize, compare and quantify internal textures within zircons, their growth and zoning patterns and chemical distribution of trace elements in three dimensions (3D)...
March 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
Luke Gerges, Dorota Popiolek, Andrew B Rosenkrantz
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to assess the utility of texture analysis of multiple MRI sequences for the differentiation of uterine leiomyomas and leiomyosarcomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventeen leiomyosarcomas and 51 leiomyomas undergoing MRI before resection were included. Whole-lesion volumes of interest were placed on T2-weighted images, contrast-enhanced T1-weighted images, and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps. The diagnostic performance of histogram metrics was assessed...
March 16, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Vinit Baliyan, Hamed Kordbacheh, Bimal Parameswaran, Balaji Ganeshan, Dushyant Sahani, Avinash Kambadakone
PURPOSE: To study the impact of keV levels of virtual monoenergetic images generated from rapid kVp-switching dual-energy CT (rsDECT) on CT texture analysis (CTTA). METHODS: This study included 30 consecutive patients (59.3 ± 12 years; range 34-77 years; 17M:13F) who underwent portal venous phase abdominal CT on a rsDECT scanner. Axial 5-mm monoenergetic images at 5 energy levels (40/50/60/70/80 keV) were created and CTTA of liver was performed. CTTA comprised a filtration-histogram technique with different spatial scale filter (SSF) values (0-6)...
March 14, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Antonio Esposito, Anna Palmisano, Sofia Antunes, Caterina Colantoni, Paola Maria Vittoria Rancoita, Davide Vignale, Francesca Baratto, Paolo Della Bella, Alessandro Del Maschio, Francesco De Cobelli
PURPOSE: Diffuse remodeling of myocardial extra-cellular matrix is largely responsible for left ventricle (LV) dysfunction and arrhythmias. Our hypothesis is that the texture analysis of late iodine enhancement (LIE) cardiac computed tomography (cCT) images may improve characterization of the diffuse extra-cellular matrix changes. Our aim was to extract volumetric extracellular volume (ECV) and LIE texture features of non-scarred (remote) myocardium from cCT of patients with recurrent ventricular tachycardia (rVT), and to compare these radiomic features with LV-function, LV-remodeling, and underlying cardiac disease...
March 13, 2018: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
Zhu Zhang, Jun-Wei Gong, Ming Wen, Li-Qiang Zhang
Objective To assess the value of internal carotid artery stenosis in differentiating invasive pituitary adenoma (IPA) from invasive meningiomas (IM). Methods The clinical and imaging data of 28 IPA patients and 15 IM patients who were treated in our center from January 2012 to December 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features were analyzed. The narrowest diameter (Dstenosis ) and area (Astenosis ) of internal carotid artery around the tumor were measured by computed tomography angiography (CTA),followed by the calculation of the stenosis score (%stenosis )...
February 28, 2018: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
Mazen Soufi, Hidetaka Arimura, Takahiro Nakamoto, Taka-Aki Hirose, Saiji Ohga, Yoshiyuki Umezu, Hiroshi Honda, Tomonari Sasaki
PURPOSE: We aimed to explore the temporal stability of radiomic features in the presence of tumor motion and the prognostic powers of temporally stable features. METHODS: We selected single fraction dynamic electronic portal imaging device (EPID) (n = 275 frames) and static digitally reconstructed radiographs (DRRs) of 11 lung cancer patients, who received stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) under free breathing. Forty-seven statistical radiomic features, which consisted of 14 histogram-based features and 33 texture features derived from the graylevel co-occurrence and graylevel run-length matrices, were computed...
February 2018: Physica Medica: PM
Sepideh Almasi, Alexandra Lauric, Adel Malek, Eric L Miller
Registration of vascular networks is an indispensable element of prognostic and diagnostic studies that require structural analysis and comparison over time, among different samples, and to a gold standard. However, vascular networks manifest low spatial texture and sparse structural content so that even small variations in their location can make the intensity-based registration inefficient and prone to errors. Motivated by geometrical graph-based models developed in our prior work, we use the shape information in the graph topology sense to enhance the registration performance...
February 24, 2018: Medical Image Analysis
Matea Pavic, Marta Bogowicz, Xaver Würms, Stefan Glatz, Tobias Finazzi, Oliver Riesterer, Johannes Roesch, Leonie Rudofsky, Martina Friess, Patrick Veit-Haibach, Martin Huellner, Isabelle Opitz, Walter Weder, Thomas Frauenfelder, Matthias Guckenberger, Stephanie Tanadini-Lang
BACKGROUND: Radiomics is a promising methodology for quantitative analysis and description of radiological images using advanced mathematics and statistics. Tumor delineation, which is still often done manually, is an essential step in radiomics, however, inter-observer variability is a well-known uncertainty in radiation oncology. This study investigated the impact of inter-observer variability (IOV) in manual tumor delineation on the reliability of radiomic features (RF). METHODS: Three different tumor types (head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)) were included...
March 7, 2018: Acta Oncologica
Wei Keat Tey, Ye Chow Kuang, Melanie Po-Leen Ooi, Joon Joon Khoo
Interstitial fibrosis in renal biopsy samples is a scarring tissue structure that may be visually quantified by pathologists as an indicator to the presence and extent of chronic kidney disease. The standard method of quantification by visual evaluation presents reproducibility issues in the diagnoses. This study proposes an automated quantification system for measuring the amount of interstitial fibrosis in renal biopsy images as a consistent basis of comparison among pathologists. The system extracts and segments the renal tissue structures based on colour information and structural assumptions of the tissue structures...
March 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
L Petit, D Zugaj, V Bettoli, B Dreno, S Kang, J Tan, V Torres, A M Layton, P Martel
BACKGROUND: One major sequelae of acne is atrophic scarring, yet objective tools to assess scars are lacking. Neither depth nor volume of atrophic scars is readily evaluable clinically and standard 2D photography is significantly affected by lighting and shadows. The aim of our study was to define and evaluate parameters of 3D imaging that can be used to assess severity of atrophic acne scarring. METHODS: Single center study of 31 patients with acne scarring. A target area of 3 × 3 cm was defined on the face...
March 6, 2018: Skin Research and Technology
Yan Wang, Guangkai Ma, Xi Wu, Jiliu Zhou
Automatic and accurate segmentation of hippocampal structures in medical images is of great importance in neuroscience studies. In multi-atlas based segmentation methods, to alleviate the misalignment when registering atlases to the target image, patch-based methods have been widely studied to improve the performance of label fusion. However, weights assigned to the fused labels are usually computed based on predefined features (e.g. image intensities), thus being not necessarily optimal. Due to the lack of discriminating features, the original feature space defined by image intensities may limit the description accuracy...
March 7, 2018: Neuroinformatics
Sheng-Hsun Hsieh, Yung-Hui Li, Wei Wang, Chung-Hao Tien
In this study, we maneuvered a dual-band spectral imaging system to capture an iridal image from a cosmetic-contact-lens-wearing subject. By using the independent component analysis to separate individual spectral primitives, we successfully distinguished the natural iris texture from the cosmetic contact lens (CCL) pattern, and restored the genuine iris patterns from the CCL-polluted image. Based on a database containing 200 test image pairs from 20 CCL-wearing subjects as the proof of concept, the recognition accuracy (False Rejection Rate: FRR) was improved from FRR = 10...
March 6, 2018: Sensors
Jennifer Yin Yee Kwan, Jie Su, Shao Hui Huang, Laleh S Ghoraie, Wei Xu, Biu Chan, Kenneth W Yip, Meredith Giuliani, Andrew Bayley, John Kim, Andrew J Hope, Jolie Ringash, John Cho, Andrea McNiven, Aaron Hansen, David Goldstein, John R de Almeida, Hugo J Aerts, John N Waldron, Benjamin Haibe-Kains, Brian O'Sullivan, Scott V Bratman, Fei-Fei Liu
PURPOSE: Distant metastasis (DM) is the main cause of death for patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal cancers (OPCs); yet, there are few reliable predictors of DM in this disease. The role of quantitative imaging (ie, radiomic) analysis was examined to determine whether there are primary tumor features discernible on imaging studies that are associated with a higher risk of DM developing. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Radiation therapy planning computed tomography scans were retrieved for all nonmetastatic p16-positive OPC patients treated with radiation therapy or chemoradiation therapy at a single institution between 2005 and 2010...
February 1, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Martino Alessandrini, Bidisha Chakraborty, Brecht Heyde, Olivier Bernard, Mathieu De Craene, Maxime Sermesant, Jan D'Hooge
Two-dimensional (2-D) echocardiography is the modality of choice in the clinic for the diagnosis of cardiac disease. Hereto, speckle tracking (ST) packages complement visual assessment by the cardiologist by providing quantitative diagnostic markers of global and regional cardiac function (e.g., displacement, strain, and strain-rate). Yet, the reported high vendor-dependence between the outputs of different ST packages raises clinical concern and hampers the widespread dissemination of the ST technology. In part, this is due to the lack of a solid commonly accepted quality assurance pipeline for ST packages...
March 2018: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
Arun Asokan Nair, Trac Duy Tran, Muyinatu A Lediju Bell
Short-lag spatial coherence (SLSC) imaging displays the spatial coherence between backscattered ultrasound echoes instead of their signal amplitudes and is more robust to noise and clutter artifacts when compared with traditional delay-and-sum (DAS) B-mode imaging. However, SLSC imaging does not consider the content of images formed with different lags, and thus does not exploit the differences in tissue texture at each short-lag value. Our proposed method improves SLSC imaging by weighting the addition of lag values (i...
March 2018: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
Manoj Mannil, Jakob M Burgstaller, Arjun Thanabalasingam, Sebastian Winklhofer, Michael Betz, Ulrike Held, Roman Guggenberger
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate association of fatty infiltration in paraspinal musculature with clinical outcomes in patients suffering from lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) using qualitative and quantitative grading in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, texture analysis (TA) was performed on postprocessed axial T2 weighted (w) MR images at level L3/4 using dedicated software (MaZda) in 62 patients with LSS. Associations in fatty infiltration between qualitative Goutallier and quantitative TA findings with two clinical outcome measures, Spinal stenosis measure (SSM) score and walking distance, at baseline and regarding change over time were assessed using machine learning algorithms and multiple logistic regression models...
March 1, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
Daniela Moura Dos Santos, Marcela Aldrovani, Marcella Rosa Filezio, Thais Guimarães Morato Abreu, Camila Pinho Balthazar da Silveira, Nathan Rocha das Neves Cruz, José Luiz Laus
OBJECTIVE: To study parameters related to nuclear morphology and chromatin remodeling in epithelial cells and lymphocytes from the inferior palpebral conjunctiva of dogs with and without keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS). ANIMALS STUDIED: Thirty-two dogs (64 eyes) were included in the study. Based on the tear production measured by Schirmer tear test 1, the dogs were distributed into control and KCS groups. PROCEDURES: Epithelial cells and lymphocytes were collected by conjunctival brush cytology, fixed on glass slides, and subjected to the Feulgen reaction, a topochemical method specific for DNA/chromatin...
March 1, 2018: Veterinary Ophthalmology
Kazuya Minamishima, Koichi Sugisawa, Yoshitake Yamada, Masahiro Jinzaki
The purpose of this phantom study was to investigate the feasibility of dose reduction with hybrid iterative reconstruction, with and without a noise power spectrum (NPS) model, using both quantitative and qualitative evaluations. Standard dose (SD), three-quarter dose (TQD), and half-dose (HD) of radiation were used. Images were reconstructed with filtered back projection (FBP), adaptive iterative dose reduction 3D (AIDR 3D) (MILD, STR), and AIDR 3D enhanced (eAIDR 3D) (eMILD, eSTR). An NPS analysis, task-based modulation transfer function (MTFtask ) analysis, and comparisons of low-contrast detectability and image texture were performed...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
Muthu Rama Krishnan Mookiah, Karupppasamy Subburaj, Kai Mei, Felix K Kopp, Johannes Kaesmacher, Pia M Jungmann, Peter Foehr, Peter B Noel, Jan S Kirschke, Thomas Baum
Multidetector computed tomography-based trabecular bone microstructure analysis ensures promising results in fracture risk prediction caused by osteoporosis. Because multidetector computed tomography is associated with high radiation exposure, its clinical routine use is limited. Hence, in this study, we investigated in 11 thoracic midvertebral specimens whether trabecular texture parameters are comparable derived from (1) images reconstructed using statistical iterative reconstruction (SIR) and filtered back projection as criterion standard at different exposures (80, 150, 220, and 500 mAs) and (2) from SIR-based sparse sampling projections (12...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
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