Proceedings of the 11th Joint Conference on Information Sciences (JCIS 2008)

Effect of a Novel Segment Algorithm on Radiologist’s Diagnosis of Masses Using Breast Ultrasound Imaging

Authors
Jia-Wei Tian1, Chun-Ping Ning, Yan-Hui Guo, Xiang-Long Tang, Ying Wang, H.D. Cheng
1Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University
Corresponding Author
Jia-Wei Tian
Available Online December 2008.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jcis.2008.71How to use a DOI?
Keywords
breast, mass, segment algorithm, US, BI-RADS
Abstract

To investigate the effect of using a novel segment algorithm on radiologists’ sensitivity and specificity for discriminating malignant masses from benign masses using breast ultrasound (BUS) imaging. 510 conventional BUS images acquired from 109 masses were processed by the novel segment algorithm. Five radiologists were invited to analyze the original and computerized images independently according to the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System for Ultrasound (BI-RADS-US). The diagnostic sensitivity and specificity were calculated for each radiologist by means of a binary outcome using ROC. As a result, the proposed segment algorithm can highly improve the diagnosis performance of the radiologists by meliorating the margin of the mass and the contrast of the image.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 11th Joint Conference on Information Sciences (JCIS 2008)
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
December 2008
ISBN
978-90-78677-18-5
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jcis.2008.71How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2008, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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