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Classification of intestine polyps
Author(s): Shih-Chen Chou; Chiou-Shann Fuh; Ming Jium Shieh
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present a method to classify hyperplastic and adenomatous polyps of large intestine semiautomatically. First, doctors locate the contour of the original polyp images by using other software package. We determine if there are gores on the polyp by using modified Sobel operator on eliminating specular reflection pixels of original color images. We then get the polyp's texture by summing the gradient magnitude of pixels within the polyps. After detecting the actual contour of the polyps, we can determined if the polyp's contour is obvious or not (i.e. if the polyp bulges smoothly or not). We then observe whether the polyp's color is redder than or whiter than its neighbors. Finally, we classify the polyp of the intestine by applying the above steps. The flow chart of classification is as shown. We apply our method on 77 color images with polyps of the intestine and compare the results with a doctor's diagnosis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 June 1998
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 3338, Medical Imaging 1998: Image Processing, (24 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.310978
Show Author Affiliations
Shih-Chen Chou, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Chiou-Shann Fuh, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Ming Jium Shieh, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3338:
Medical Imaging 1998: Image Processing
Kenneth M. Hanson, Editor(s)

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