Free Trial

Safari Books Online is a digital library providing on-demand subscription access to thousands of learning resources.


  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint

CONCLUSION

The use of a standardised protocol for capturing and analyzing endoscopic video will facilitate the wide spread use of quantitative analysis as well as the use of CAD systems in gynaecological endoscopy. The proposed standardized protocol suggests the use of color correction and the use of specific viewing conditions so that there will be no significant differences in texture feature values extracted from the same type of tissue (normal or abnormal). On the other hand, when either color correction is not applied or the standardized viewing conditions are not used, significant differences in texture features can arise, even when they come from the same type of tissue. This implies that the proposed standardized protocol cannot be further simplified by reducing any of its requirements.

When the proposed protocol is applied, we have found that several texture features can be used to discriminate between normal and abnormal tissue since they exhibit significant differences for the two types of tissue investigated. Furthermore, a CAD system was developed based on texture features and classification models for classifying between normal and abnormal endometria with very satisfactory and promising results. Future work will focus on investigating the usefulness of the proposed methodology in other gynaecological organs and clinics, as well as in comparing the findings between the different clinics. Finally, we hope that the proposed system can also be applied to other endoscopic modalities such as colonoscopy and gastroscopy.


  

You are currently reading a PREVIEW of this book.

                                                                                                                    

Get instant access to over $1 million worth of books and videos.

  

Start a Free 10-Day Trial


  
  • Safari Books Online
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint