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An open access thyroid ultrasound image database
Author(s): Lina Pedraza; Carlos Vargas; Fabián Narváez; Oscar Durán; Emma Muñoz; Eduardo Romero
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Paper Abstract

Computer aided diagnosis systems (CAD) have been developed to assist radiologists in the detection and diagnosis of abnormalities and a large number of pattern recognition techniques have been proposed to obtain a second opinion. Most of these strategies have been evaluated using different datasets making their performance incomparable. In this work, an open access database of thyroid ultrasound images is presented. The dataset consists of a set of B-mode Ultrasound images, including a complete annotation and diagnostic description of suspicious thyroid lesions by expert radiologists. Several types of lesions as thyroiditis, cystic nodules, adenomas and thyroid cancers were included while an accurate lesion delineation is provided in XML format. The diagnostic description of malignant lesions was confirmed by biopsy. The proposed new database is expected to be a resource for the community to assess different CAD systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 January 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9287, 10th International Symposium on Medical Information Processing and Analysis, 92870W (28 January 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2073532
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Lina Pedraza, Univ. Nacional de Colombia (Colombia)
Carlos Vargas, Univ. Nacional de Colombia (Colombia)
Fabián Narváez, Univ. Nacional de Colombia (Colombia)
Oscar Durán, Instituto de Diagnóstico Médico (Colombia)
Emma Muñoz, Instituto de Diagnóstico Médico (Colombia)
Eduardo Romero, Univ. Nacional de Colombia (Colombia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9287:
10th International Symposium on Medical Information Processing and Analysis
Eduardo Romero; Natasha Lepore, Editor(s)

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