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Maximal area and conformal welding heuristics for optimal slice selection in splenic volume estimation
Author(s): Ievgeniia Gutenko; Hao Peng; Xianfeng Gu; Mathew Barish; Arie Kaufman
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Paper Abstract

Accurate estimation of splenic volume is crucial for the determination of disease progression and response to treatment for diseases that result in enlargement of the spleen. However, there is no consensus with respect to the use of single or multiple one-dimensional, or volumetric measurement. Existing methods for human reviewers focus on measurement of cross diameters on a representative axial slice and craniocaudal length of the organ. We propose two heuristics for the selection of the optimal axial plane for splenic volume estimation: the maximal area axial measurement heuristic and the novel conformal welding shape-based heuristic. We evaluate these heuristics on time-variant data derived from both healthy and sick subjects and contrast them to established heuristics. Under certain conditions our heuristics are superior to standard practice volumetric estimation methods. We conclude by providing guidance on selecting the optimal heuristic for splenic volume estimation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 March 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9785, Medical Imaging 2016: Computer-Aided Diagnosis, 97853V (24 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2216533
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Ievgeniia Gutenko, Stony Brook Univ. (United States)
Hao Peng, Stony Brook Univ. (United States)
Xianfeng Gu, Stony Brook Univ. (United States)
Mathew Barish, Stony Brook Medicine (United States)
Arie Kaufman, Stony Brook Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9785:
Medical Imaging 2016: Computer-Aided Diagnosis
Georgia D. Tourassi; Samuel G. Armato, Editor(s)

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