3 March 2009 Characteristics of false positive findings in CT colonography CAD: a comparison of two fecal tagging regimens
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Proceedings Volume 7260, Medical Imaging 2009: Computer-Aided Diagnosis; 72602L (2009) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.811484
Event: SPIE Medical Imaging, 2009, Lake Buena Vista (Orlando Area), Florida, United States
The successful application of Computer Aided Detection schemes to CT Colonography depends not only on their performances in terms of sensitivity and specificity, but also on the interaction with the radiologist, and thus ultimately on factors such as the nature of CAD prompts and the reading paradigm. Fecal tagging is emerging as a widely accepted technique for patient preparation, and patient-friendlier schemes are being proposed in an effort to increase compliance to screening programs; the interaction between CAD and FT regimens should likewise be taken into account. In this scenario, an analysis of the characteristics of CAD prompts is of paramount importance in order to guide further research, both from clinical and technical viewpoints. The CAD scheme analyzed in this paper is essentially composed of five steps: electronic cleansing, colon surface extraction, polyp candidate segmentation, pre-filtering of residual tagged stool and classification of the generated candidates in true polyps vs. false alarms. False positives were divided into six categories: untagged and tagged solid stool, haustral folds, extra-colonic candidates, ileocecal valve and cleansing artifacts. A full cathartic preparation was compared with a semi-cathartic regimen with sameday fecal tagging, which is characterized by higher patient acceptance but also higher inhomogeneity. The distribution of false positives at segmentation reflects the quality of preparation, as more inhomogeneous tagging results in a higher number of untagged solid stool and cleansing artifacts.
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Lia Morra, Lia Morra, Silvia Delsanto, Silvia Delsanto, Silvano Agliozzo, Silvano Agliozzo, Riccardo Baggio, Riccardo Baggio, Erika Belluccio, Erika Belluccio, Loredana Correale, Loredana Correale, Dario Genova, Dario Genova, Alberto Bert, Alberto Bert, Daniele Regge, Daniele Regge, } "Characteristics of false positive findings in CT colonography CAD: a comparison of two fecal tagging regimens", Proc. SPIE 7260, Medical Imaging 2009: Computer-Aided Diagnosis, 72602L (3 March 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.811484; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.811484

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