Method, apparatus and computer program for analysing medica image data

University of Sussex; Miles, Kenneth Alan; Ganeshan, Balaji; Young, Rupert; Chatwin, Chris (2014) Method, apparatus and computer program for analysing medica image data. EP20080718814 20080319.

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Medical image data is analysed to produce a biomarker. The data is filtered with a plurality of band-pass filters each having a different bandwidth. A texture parameter is then determined from the filtered data from each filter and the biomarker is determined as at a ratio of the texture parameters. When the biomarker is obtained from a CT image of a liver, it can be predictive of poor survival, disease extent and liver physiology of a patient following resection of colorectal cancer. When obtained from a mammographic image, the biomarker can be indicative of cancer invasion and receptor status within mammographic abnormalities. When obtained from a CT image of a lung nodule, the biomarker can be predictive of tumour stage (or grading) and tumour metabolism of a patient with non-small cell lung carcinoma (lung cancer). When obtained from an MRI image of the brain, the biomarker can be indicative of schizophrenia and/or other brain disorders.

Item Type: Patent
Keywords: Medical image analysis, texture analysis, cancer detection, biomarkers, bandpass filter
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Research Centres and Groups: Industrial Informatics and Signal Processing Research Group
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0273 Probabilities. Mathematical statistics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0297 Numerical analysis

R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R855 Medical technology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R858 Computer applications to medicine. Medical informatics
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Depositing User: Chris Chatwin
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2017 08:31
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2017 08:31

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