1 March 2010 Clinical study of quantitative diagnosis of early cervical cancer based on the classification of acetowhitening kinetics
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A quantitative colposcopic imaging system for the diagnosis of early cervical cancer is evaluated in a clinical study. This imaging technology based on 3-D active stereo vision and motion tracking extracts diagnostic information from the kinetics of acetowhitening process measured from the cervix of human subjects in vivo. Acetowhitening kinetics measured from 137 cervical sites of 57 subjects are analyzed and classified using multivariate statistical algorithms. Cross-validation methods are used to evaluate the performance of the diagnostic algorithms. The results show that an algorithm for screening precancer produced 95% sensitivity (SE) and 96% specificity (SP) for discriminating normal and human papillomavirus (HPV)-infected tissues from cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) lesions. For a diagnostic algorithm, 91% SE and 90% SP are achieved for discriminating normal tissue, HPV infected tissue, and low-grade CIN lesions from high-grade CIN lesions. The results demonstrate that the quantitative colposcopic imaging system could provide objective screening and diagnostic information for early detection of cervical cancer.
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Tao Wu, Tao Wu, Tak-Hong Cheung, Tak-Hong Cheung, So-Fan Yim, So-Fan Yim, Jianan Y. Qu, Jianan Y. Qu, } "Clinical study of quantitative diagnosis of early cervical cancer based on the classification of acetowhitening kinetics," Journal of Biomedical Optics 15(2), 026001 (1 March 2010). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.3365940 . Submission:
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