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A computer-aided detection (CAD) system with a 3D algorithm for small acute intracranial hemorrhage
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Paper Abstract

Acute Intracranial hemorrhage (AIH) requires urgent diagnosis in the emergency setting to mitigate eventual sequelae. However, experienced radiologists may not always be available to make a timely diagnosis. This is especially true for small AIH, defined as lesion smaller than 10 mm in size. A computer-aided detection (CAD) system for the detection of small AIH would facilitate timely diagnosis. A previously developed 2D algorithm shows high false positive rates in the evaluation based on LAC/USC cases, due to the limitation of setting up correct coordinate system for the knowledge-based classification system. To achieve a higher sensitivity and specificity, a new 3D algorithm is developed. The algorithm utilizes a top-hat transformation and dynamic threshold map to detect small AIH lesions. Several key structures of brain are detected and are used to set up a 3D anatomical coordinate system. A rule-based classification of the lesion detected is applied based on the anatomical coordinate system. For convenient evaluation in clinical environment, the CAD module is integrated with a stand-alone system. The CAD is evaluated by small AIH cases and matched normal collected in LAC/USC. The result of 3D CAD and the previous 2D CAD has been compared.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 2012
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8319, Medical Imaging 2012: Advanced PACS-based Imaging Informatics and Therapeutic Applications, 831913 (16 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.910958
Show Author Affiliations
Ximing Wang, The Univ. of Southern California (United States)
James Fernandez, The Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Ruchi Deshpande, The Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Joon K. Lee, The Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Tao Chan, The Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)
Brent Liu, The Univ. of Southern California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8319:
Medical Imaging 2012: Advanced PACS-based Imaging Informatics and Therapeutic Applications
William W. Boonn; Brent J. Liu, Editor(s)

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