First step to facilitate long-term and multi-centre studies of shear wave elastography in solid breast lesions using a computer-assisted algorithm

First step to facilitate long-term and multi-centre studies of shear wave elastography in solid... Int J CARS (2017) 12:1533–1542 DOI 10.1007/s11548-017-1596-3 ORIGINAL ARTICLE First step to facilitate long-term and multi-centre studies of shear wave elastography in solid breast lesions using a computer-assisted algorithm 1,2 3 1 Katrin Skerl · Sandy Cochran · Andrew Evans Received: 14 January 2017 / Accepted: 24 April 2017 / Published online: 6 May 2017 © The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract performance of SD using DICOM or JPG estimations was Purpose Shear wave elastography (SWE) visualises the lower than the manual or QDE estimation (AUC 0.673 vs. elasticity of tissue. As malignant tissue is generally stiffer 0.844). than benign tissue, SWE is helpful to diagnose solid breast Conclusions The algorithm introduced in this study is suit- lesions. Until now, quantitative measurements of elasticity able for the estimation of the elasticity parameters offline parameters have been possible only, while the images were from the ultrasound system to include images taken at dif- still saved on the ultrasound imaging device. This work aims ferent times and sites. This facilitates the performance of to overcome this issue and introduces an algorithm allowing long-term and multi-centre studies. fast offline evaluation of SWE images. Methods The algorithm was http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery Springer Journals

First step to facilitate long-term and multi-centre studies of shear wave elastography in solid breast lesions using a computer-assisted algorithm

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Springer International Publishing
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Copyright © 2017 by The Author(s)
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Medicine & Public Health; Imaging / Radiology; Surgery; Health Informatics; Computer Imaging, Vision, Pattern Recognition and Graphics; Computer Science, general
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1861-6410
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1861-6429
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10.1007/s11548-017-1596-3
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Int J CARS (2017) 12:1533–1542 DOI 10.1007/s11548-017-1596-3 ORIGINAL ARTICLE First step to facilitate long-term and multi-centre studies of shear wave elastography in solid breast lesions using a computer-assisted algorithm 1,2 3 1 Katrin Skerl · Sandy Cochran · Andrew Evans Received: 14 January 2017 / Accepted: 24 April 2017 / Published online: 6 May 2017 © The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract performance of SD using DICOM or JPG estimations was Purpose Shear wave elastography (SWE) visualises the lower than the manual or QDE estimation (AUC 0.673 vs. elasticity of tissue. As malignant tissue is generally stiffer 0.844). than benign tissue, SWE is helpful to diagnose solid breast Conclusions The algorithm introduced in this study is suit- lesions. Until now, quantitative measurements of elasticity able for the estimation of the elasticity parameters offline parameters have been possible only, while the images were from the ultrasound system to include images taken at dif- still saved on the ultrasound imaging device. This work aims ferent times and sites. This facilitates the performance of to overcome this issue and introduces an algorithm allowing long-term and multi-centre studies. fast offline evaluation of SWE images. Methods The algorithm was

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International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: May 6, 2017

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