Histologic Characterization of DCE-MRI Tumors with Dimensional Data Reduction

Varini C, Degenhard A, Nattkemper TW (2006)
In: Medical Imaging 2006: Image Processing. Proceedings of SPIE, 6144. San Diego, CA: SPIE.

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The assessment of similarities of breast tumors in DCE-MRI is an important step to improving diagnostic accuracy. A comparison of a breast lesion with different histologic types of tumors can in addition provide further clinical information on the nature of the lesion itself. We present an approach to the visual comparison of different histologic types of breast tumor utilizing Locally Linear Embedding (LLE), an algorithm for dimensional data reduction.The experimental dataset contains the time-series of seven benign and seven malignant breast tumors of various histologic types that were manually labeled by an expert physician from a sequence of DCE-MRI volumes. The adopted DCE-MRI protocol involves six consecutive images of the female breast, yielding to a six-dimensional time-series of MR intensity values for each voxel. The set of all time-series from the 14 tumors constitutes a six-dimensional signal space where similar time-series exhibit locality. This high-dimensional dataset is projected into two dimensions by LLE while preserving the local space topology. In this way similar time-series are mapped onto neighboring data points in the LLE projection. Its visualization with customized colors encoding the histologic information provides a convenient interface for interactive comparison of various breast tumors belonging to different histologic families.
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Medical Imaging 2006
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San Diego, CA
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2006-02-11
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Varini C, Degenhard A, Nattkemper TW. Histologic Characterization of DCE-MRI Tumors with Dimensional Data Reduction. In: Medical Imaging 2006: Image Processing. Proceedings of SPIE. Vol 6144. San Diego, CA: SPIE; 2006.
Varini, C., Degenhard, A., & Nattkemper, T. W. (2006). Histologic Characterization of DCE-MRI Tumors with Dimensional Data Reduction. Medical Imaging 2006: Image Processing, 6144.
Varini, C., Degenhard, A., and Nattkemper, T. W. (2006). “Histologic Characterization of DCE-MRI Tumors with Dimensional Data Reduction” in Medical Imaging 2006: Image Processing Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 6144, (San Diego, CA: SPIE).
Varini, C., Degenhard, A., & Nattkemper, T.W., 2006. Histologic Characterization of DCE-MRI Tumors with Dimensional Data Reduction. In Medical Imaging 2006: Image Processing. Proceedings of SPIE. no.6144 San Diego, CA: SPIE.
C. Varini, A. Degenhard, and T.W. Nattkemper, “Histologic Characterization of DCE-MRI Tumors with Dimensional Data Reduction”, Medical Imaging 2006: Image Processing, Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 6144, San Diego, CA: SPIE, 2006.
Varini, C., Degenhard, A., Nattkemper, T.W.: Histologic Characterization of DCE-MRI Tumors with Dimensional Data Reduction. Medical Imaging 2006: Image Processing. Proceedings of SPIE. 6144, SPIE, San Diego, CA (2006).
Varini, Claudio, Degenhard, Andreas, and Nattkemper, Tim Wilhelm. “Histologic Characterization of DCE-MRI Tumors with Dimensional Data Reduction”. Medical Imaging 2006: Image Processing. San Diego, CA: SPIE, 2006.Vol. 6144. Proceedings of SPIE.
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