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Analysing the Surface Morphology of Colorectal Polyps

Analysing the Surface Morphology of Colorectal Polyps: Differential Geometry and Pit Pattern Prediction

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Image Understanding and Analysis
Subtitle of host publicationMIUA
EditorsConstantino Reyes-Aldasoro, Greg Slabaugh
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherBritish Machine Vision Association and Society for Pattern Recognition
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1901725510
StatePublished - Jul 2014
Event18th Annual Conference in Medical Image Understanding and Analysis - London, United Kingdom


Conference18th Annual Conference in Medical Image Understanding and Analysis
Abbreviated titleMIUA 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
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We present an initial study analysing the surface morphology of colorectal polyps from optical projection tomography. The differential geometry of polyp surfaces, segmented using a level sets method, is explored in terms of local, multi-scale shape index and curvedness descriptors. A surface region of interest can be represented using histograms of these descriptors. An experiment is described investigating the ability to predict pit pattern categories from these histograms using support vector machines.

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