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Analysis of the spatial distribution of prostate cancer obtained from histopathological images
Author(s): Kristians Diaz; Benjamin Castaneda; Maria Luisa Montero; Jorge Yao; Jean Joseph; Deborah Rubens; Kevin J. Parker
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Paper Abstract

Understanding the spatial distribution of prostate cancer and how it changes according to prostate specific antigen (PSA) values, Gleason score, and other clinical parameters may help comprehend the disease and increase the overall success rate of biopsies. This work aims to build 3D spatial distributions of prostate cancer and examine the extent and location of cancer as a function of independent clinical parameters. The border of the gland and cancerous regions from wholemount histopathological images are used to reconstruct 3D models showing the localization of tumor. This process utilizes color segmentation and interpolation based on mathematical morphological distance. 58 glands are deformed into one prostate atlas using a combination of rigid, affine, and b-spline deformable registration techniques. Spatial distribution is developed by counting the number of occurrences in a given position in 3D space from each registered prostate cancer. Finally a difference between proportions is used to compare different spatial distributions. Results show that prostate cancer has a significant difference (SD) in the right zone of the prostate between populations with PSA greater and less than 5ng/ml. Age does not have any impact in the spatial distribution of the disease. Positive and negative capsule-penetrated cases show a SD in the right posterior zone. There is SD in almost all the glands between cases with tumors larger and smaller than 10% of the whole prostate. A larger database is needed to improve the statistical validity of the test. Finally, information from whole-mount histopathological images may provide better insight into prostate cancer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 March 2013
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8676, Medical Imaging 2013: Digital Pathology, 86760V (29 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2006959
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Kristians Diaz, Pontificia Univ. Católica del Perú (Peru)
Benjamin Castaneda, Pontificia Univ. Católica del Perú (Peru)
Maria Luisa Montero, Pontificia Univ. Católica del Perú (Peru)
Jorge Yao, Univ. of Rochester Medical Ctr. (United States)
Jean Joseph, Univ. of Rochester Medical Ctr. (United States)
Deborah Rubens, Univ. of Rochester Medical Ctr. (United States)
Kevin J. Parker, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8676:
Medical Imaging 2013: Digital Pathology
Metin N. Gurcan; Anant Madabhushi, Editor(s)

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