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Author Debora Gil; F. Javier Sanchez; Gloria Fernandez-Esparrach; Jorge Bernal edit   pdf
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  Title 3D Stable Spatio-temporal Polyp Localization in Colonoscopy Videos Type Book Chapter
  Year 2015 Publication Computer-Assisted and Robotic Endoscopy. Revised selected papers of Second International Workshop, CARE 2015, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2015 Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume (down) 9515 Issue Pages 140-152  
  Keywords Colonoscopy, Polyp Detection, Polyp Localization, Region Extraction, Watersheds  
  Abstract Computational intelligent systems could reduce polyp miss rate in colonoscopy for colon cancer diagnosis and, thus, increase the efficiency of the procedure. One of the main problems of existing polyp localization methods is a lack of spatio-temporal stability in their response. We propose to explore the response of a given polyp localization across temporal windows in order to select
those image regions presenting the highest stable spatio-temporal response.
Spatio-temporal stability is achieved by extracting 3D watershed regions on the
temporal window. Stability in localization response is statistically determined by analysis of the variance of the output of the localization method inside each 3D region. We have explored the benefits of considering spatio-temporal stability in two different tasks: polyp localization and polyp detection. Experimental results indicate an average improvement of 21:5% in polyp localization and 43:78% in polyp detection.
 
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  Area Expedition Conference CARE  
  Notes IAM; MV; 600.075 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ GSF2015 Serial 2733  
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Author Carles Sanchez; Debora Gil; Jorge Bernal; F. Javier Sanchez; Marta Diez-Ferrer; Antoni Rosell edit  openurl
  Title Navigation Path Retrieval from Videobronchoscopy using Bronchial Branches Type Conference Article
  Year 2016 Publication 19th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Workshops Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume (down) 9401 Issue Pages 62-70  
  Keywords Bronchoscopy navigation; Lumen center; Brochial branches; Navigation path; Videobronchoscopy  
  Abstract Bronchoscopy biopsy can be used to diagnose lung cancer without risking complications of other interventions like transthoracic needle aspiration. During bronchoscopy, the clinician has to navigate through the bronchial tree to the target lesion. A main drawback is the difficulty to check whether the exploration is following the correct path. The usual guidance using fluoroscopy implies repeated radiation of the clinician, while alternative systems (like electromagnetic navigation) require specific equipment that increases intervention costs. We propose to compute the navigated path using anatomical landmarks extracted from the sole analysis of videobronchoscopy images. Such landmarks allow matching the current exploration to the path previously planned on a CT to indicate clinician whether the planning is being correctly followed or not. We present a feasibility study of our landmark based CT-video matching using bronchoscopic videos simulated on a virtual bronchoscopy interactive interface.  
  Address Quebec; Canada; September 2016  
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  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title LNCS  
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  Area Expedition Conference MICCAI-W  
  Notes IAM; MV; 600.060; 600.075 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ SGB2016 Serial 2885  
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Author Jorge Bernal; Debora Gil; Carles Sanchez; F. Javier Sanchez edit   pdf
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  Title Discarding Non Informative Regions for Efficient Colonoscopy Image Analysis Type Conference Article
  Year 2014 Publication 1st MICCAI Workshop on Computer-Assisted and Robotic Endoscopy Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume (down) 8899 Issue Pages 1-10  
  Keywords Image Segmentation; Polyps, Colonoscopy; Valley Information; Energy Maps  
  Abstract In this paper we present a novel polyp region segmentation method for colonoscopy videos. Our method uses valley information associated to polyp boundaries in order to provide an initial segmentation. This first segmentation is refined to eliminate boundary discontinuities caused by image artifacts or other elements of the scene. Experimental results over a publicly annotated database show that our method outperforms both general and specific segmentation methods by providing more accurate regions rich in polyp content. We also prove how image preprocessing is needed to improve final polyp region segmentation.  
  Address Boston; USA; September 2014  
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  Publisher Springer International Publishing Place of Publication Editor  
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  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title LNCS  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0302-9743 ISBN 978-3-319-13409-3 Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference CARE  
  Notes MV; IAM; 600.044; 600.047; 600.060; 600.075 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ BGS2014b Serial 2503  
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Author Jorge Bernal; Joan M. Nuñez; F. Javier Sanchez; Fernando Vilariño edit   pdf
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  Title Polyp Segmentation Method in Colonoscopy Videos by means of MSA-DOVA Energy Maps Calculation Type Conference Article
  Year 2014 Publication 3rd MICCAI Workshop on Clinical Image-based Procedures: Translational Research in Medical Imaging Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume (down) 8680 Issue Pages 41-49  
  Keywords Image segmentation; Polyps; Colonoscopy; Valley information; Energy maps  
  Abstract In this paper we present a novel polyp region segmentation method for colonoscopy videos. Our method uses valley information associated to polyp boundaries in order to provide an initial segmentation. This first segmentation is refined to eliminate boundary discontinuities caused by image artifacts or other elements of the scene. Experimental results over a publicly annotated database show that our method outperforms both general and specific segmentation methods by providing more accurate regions rich in polyp content. We also prove how image preprocessing is needed to improve final polyp region segmentation.  
  Address Boston; USA; September 2014  
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  Notes MV; 600.060; 600.044; 600.047 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ BNS2014 Serial 2502  
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Author Carles Sanchez; Jorge Bernal; Debora Gil; F. Javier Sanchez edit   pdf
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  Title On-line lumen centre detection in gastrointestinal and respiratory endoscopy Type Conference Article
  Year 2013 Publication Second International Workshop Clinical Image-Based Procedures Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume (down) 8361 Issue Pages 31-38  
  Keywords Lumen centre detection; Bronchoscopy; Colonoscopy  
  Abstract We present in this paper a novel lumen centre detection for gastrointestinal and respiratory endoscopic images. The proposed method is based on the appearance and geometry of the lumen, which we defined as the darkest image region which centre is a hub of image gradients. Experimental results validated on the first public annotated gastro-respiratory database prove the reliability of the method for a wide range of images (with precision over 95 %).  
  Address Nagoya; Japan; September 2013  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Springer International Publishing Place of Publication Editor Erdt, Marius and Linguraru, Marius George and Oyarzun Laura, Cristina and Shekhar, Raj and Wesarg, Stefan and González Ballester, Miguel Angel and Drechsler, Klaus  
  Language Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title LNCS  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN ISBN 978-3-319-05665-4 Medium  
  Area 800 Expedition Conference CLIP  
  Notes MV; IAM; 600.047; 600.044; 600.060 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ SBG2013 Serial 2302  
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Author Carles Sanchez;F. Javier Sanchez; Antoni Rosell; Debora Gil edit   pdf
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  Title An illumination model of the trachea appearance in videobronchoscopy images Type Book Chapter
  Year 2012 Publication Image Analysis and Recognition Abbreviated Journal LNCS  
  Volume (down) 7325 Issue Pages 313-320  
  Keywords Bronchoscopy, tracheal ring, stenosis assesment, trachea appearance model, segmentation  
  Abstract Videobronchoscopy is a medical imaging technique that allows interactive navigation inside the respiratory pathways. This imaging modality provides realistic images and allows non-invasive minimal intervention procedures. Tracheal procedures are routinary interventions that require assessment of the percentage of obstructed pathway for injury (stenosis) detection. Visual assessment in videobronchoscopic sequences requires high expertise of trachea anatomy and is prone to human error.
This paper introduces an automatic method for the estimation of steneosed trachea percentage reduction in videobronchoscopic images. We look for tracheal rings , whose deformation determines the degree of obstruction. For ring extraction , we present a ring detector based on an illumination and appearance model. This model allows us to parametrise the ring detection. Finally, we can infer optimal estimation parameters for any video resolution.
 
  Address Aveiro, Portugal  
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  Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg Place of Publication Editor  
  Language Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science Abbreviated Series Title LNCS  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0302-9743 ISBN 978-3-642-31297-7 Medium  
  Area 800 Expedition Conference ICIAR  
  Notes MV;IAM Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ SSR2012 Serial 1898  
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Author Sergio Vera; Debora Gil; Agnes Borras; F. Javier Sanchez; Frederic Perez; Marius G. Linguraru ; Miguel A. Gonzalez Ballester edit   pdf
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  Title Computation and Evaluation of Medial Surfaces for Shape Representation of Abdominal Organs Type Book Chapter
  Year 2012 Publication Workshop on Computational and Clinical Applications in Abdominal Imaging Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume (down) 7029 Issue Pages 223–230  
  Keywords medial manifolds, abdomen.  
  Abstract Medial representations are powerful tools for describing and parameterizing the volumetric shape of anatomical structures. Existing methods show excellent results when applied to 2D
objects, but their quality drops across dimensions. This paper contributes to the computation of medial manifolds in two aspects. First, we provide a standard scheme for the computation of medial
manifolds that avoid degenerated medial axis segments; second, we introduce an energy based method which performs independently of the dimension. We evaluate quantitatively the performance of our
method with respect to existing approaches, by applying them to synthetic shapes of known medial geometry. Finally, we show results on shape representation of multiple abdominal organs,
exploring the use of medial manifolds for the representation of multi-organ relations.
 
  Address Toronto; Canada;  
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  Publisher Springer Link Place of Publication Berlin Editor H. Yoshida et al  
  Language English Summary Language English Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science Abbreviated Series Title LNCS  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0302-9743 ISBN 978-3-642-28556-1 Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference ABDI  
  Notes IAM;MV Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ VGB2012 Serial 1834  
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Author Sergio Vera; Debora Gil; Agnes Borras; F. Javier Sanchez; Frederic Perez; Marius G. Linguraru edit  openurl
  Title Computation and Evaluation of Medial Surfaces for Shape Representation of Abdominal Organs Type Conference Article
  Year 2011 Publication Workshop on Computational and Clinical Applications in Abdominal Imaging Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume (down) 7029 Issue Pages 223-230  
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  Abstract Medial representations are powerful tools for describing and parameterizing the volumetric shape of anatomical structures. Existing methods show excellent results when applied to 2D objects, but their quality drops across dimensions. This paper contributes to the computation of medial manifolds in two aspects. First, we provide a standard scheme for the computation of medial manifolds that avoid degenerated medial axis segments; second, we introduce an energy based method which performs independently of the dimension. We evaluate quantitatively the performance of our method with respect to existing approaches, by applying them to synthetic shapes of known medial geometry. Finally, we show results on shape representation of multiple abdominal organs, exploring the use of medial manifolds for the representation of multi-organ relations.  
  Address Nice, France  
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  Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg Place of Publication Editor In H. Yoshida et al  
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  Notes IAM; MV Approved no  
  Call Number VGB2011 Serial 2036  
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Author Jorge Bernal; F. Javier Sanchez; Fernando Vilariño edit   pdf
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  Title A Region Segmentation Method for Colonoscopy Images Using a Model of Polyp Appearance Type Conference Article
  Year 2011 Publication 5th Iberian Conference on Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume (down) 6669 Issue Pages 134-143     
  Keywords Colonoscopy, Polyp Detection, Region Merging, Region Segmentation.  
  Abstract This work aims at the segmentation of colonoscopy images into a minimum number of informative regions. Our method performs in a way such, if a polyp is present in the image, it will be exclusively and totally contained in a single region. This result can be used in later stages to classify regions as polyp-containing candidates. The output of the algorithm also defines which regions can be considered as non-informative. The algorithm starts with a high number of initial regions and merges them taking into account the model of polyp appearance obtained from available data. The results show that our segmentations of polyp regions are more accurate than state-of-the-art methods.  
  Address Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, June 2011  
  Corporate Author SpringerLink Thesis  
  Publisher Place of Publication Editor Vitrià, Jordi and Sanches, João and Hernández, Mario  
  Language Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science Abbreviated Series Title LNCS  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN ISBN 978-3-642-21256-7 Medium  
  Area 800 Expedition Conference IbPRIA  
  Notes MV; Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ BSV2011c Serial 1696  
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Author Jorge Bernal; F. Javier Sanchez; Fernando Vilariño edit   pdf
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  Title Integration of Valley Orientation Distribution for Polyp Region Identification in Colonoscopy Type Conference Article
  Year 2011 Publication In MICCAI 2011 Workshop on Computational and Clinical Applications in Abdominal Imaging Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume (down) 6668 Issue Pages 76-83  
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  Abstract This work presents a region descriptor based on the integration of the information that the depth of valleys image provides. The depth of valleys image is based on the presence of intensity valleys around polyps due to the image acquisition. Our proposed method consists of defining, for each point, a series of radial sectors around it and then accumulates the maxima of the depth of valleys image only if the orientation of the intensity valley coincides with the orientation of the sector above. We apply our descriptor to a prior segmentation of the images and we present promising results on polyp detection, outperforming other approaches that also integrate depth of valleys information.  
  Address Toronto, Canada  
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  Series Editor Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science Abbreviated Series Title  
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  Area 800 Expedition Conference ABI  
  Notes MV Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ BSV2011d Serial 1698  
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Author Jorge Bernal; Fernando Vilariño; F. Javier Sanchez edit   pdf
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  Title Feature Detectors and Feature Descriptors: Where We Are Now Type Report
  Year 2010 Publication CVC Technical Report Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume (down) 154 Issue Pages  
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  Abstract Feature Detection and Feature Description are clearly nowadays topics. Many Computer Vision applications rely on the use of several of these techniques in order to extract the most significant aspects of an image so they can help in some tasks such as image retrieval, image registration, object recognition, object categorization and texture classification, among others. In this paper we define what Feature Detection and Description are and then we present an extensive collection of several methods in order to show the different techniques that are being used right now. The aim of this report is to provide a glimpse of what is being used currently in these fields and to serve as a starting point for future endeavours.  
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  Call Number Admin @ si @ BVS2010; IAM @ iam @ BVS2010 Serial 1348  
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Author F.X. Perez; F. Javier Sanchez; Xavier Binefa; Xavier Roca; Jordi Vitria; Juan J. Villanueva edit  url
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  Title A mathematical morphology-based system for IC´s inspection and analysis. Type Conference Article
  Year 1993 Publication Institute of Physics Conferences Series Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume (down) 135 Issue 10 Pages 381–384  
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  Address Bristol  
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  Publisher Institute of Physics Place of Publication Editor  
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  Notes MV;;OR;ISE Approved no  
  Call Number BCNPCL @ bcnpcl @ PSB1993; IAM @ iam @ PSB1993 Serial 150  
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Author X. Binefa; F. Javier Sanchez; F.X. Perez; Xavier Roca; Jordi Vitria; Juan J. Villanueva edit  openurl
  Title Using defocus in optical inspection of integrated circuits Type Conference Article
  Year 1993 Publication Institute of Physics Conferences Series Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume (down) 135 Issue 10 Pages 389-392  
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  Address Bristol  
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  Publisher Institute of Physics Place of Publication Editor  
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  Call Number BCNPCL @ bcnpcl @ BSP1993; IAM @ iam @ BSP1993 Serial 151  
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Author Cristina Sanchez Montes; F. Javier Sanchez; Jorge Bernal; Henry Cordova; Maria Lopez Ceron; Miriam Cuatrecasas; Cristina Rodriguez de Miguel; Ana Garcia Rodriguez; Rodrigo Garces Duran; Maria Pellise; Josep Llach; Gloria Fernandez Esparrach edit   pdf
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  Title Computer-aided Prediction of Polyp Histology on White-Light Colonoscopy using Surface Pattern Analysis Type Journal Article
  Year 2019 Publication Endoscopy Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume (down) 51 Issue 3 Pages 261-265  
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  Abstract Background and study aims: To evaluate a new computational histology prediction system based on colorectal polyp textural surface patterns using high definition white light images.
Patients and methods: Textural elements (textons) were characterized according to their contrast with respect to the surface, shape and number of bifurcations, assuming that dysplastic polyps are associated with highly contrasted, large tubular patterns with some degree of bifurcation. Computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) was compared with pathological diagnosis and the diagnosis by the endoscopists using Kudo and NICE classification.
Results: Images of 225 polyps were evaluated (142 dysplastic and 83 non-dysplastic). CAD system correctly classified 205 (91.1%) polyps, 131/142 (92.3%) dysplastic and 74/83 (89.2%) non-dysplastic. For the subgroup of 100 diminutive (<5 mm) polyps, CAD correctly classified 87 (87%) polyps, 43/50 (86%) dysplastic and 44/50 (88%) non-dysplastic. There were not statistically significant differences in polyp histology prediction based on CAD system and on endoscopist assessment.
Conclusion: A computer vision system based on the characterization of the polyp surface in the white light accurately predicts colorectal polyp histology.
 
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Author Gloria Fernandez-Esparrach; Jorge Bernal; Maria Lopez-Ceron; Henry Cordova; Cristina Sanchez-Montes; Cristina Rodriguez de Miguel; F. Javier Sanchez edit   pdf
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  Title Exploring the clinical potential of an automatic colonic polyp detection method based on the creation of energy maps Type Journal Article
  Year 2016 Publication Endoscopy Abbreviated Journal END  
  Volume (down) 48 Issue 9 Pages 837-842  
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  Abstract Background and aims: Polyp miss-rate is a drawback of colonoscopy that increases significantly in small polyps. We explored the efficacy of an automatic computer vision method for polyp detection.
Methods: Our method relies on a model that defines polyp boundaries as valleys of image intensity. Valley information is integrated into energy maps which represent the likelihood of polyp presence.
Results: In 24 videos containing polyps from routine colonoscopies, all polyps were detected in at least one frame. Mean values of the maximum of energy map were higher in frames with polyps than without (p<0.001). Performance improved in high quality frames (AUC= 0.79, 95%CI: 0.70-0.87 vs 0.75, 95%CI: 0.66-0.83). Using 3.75 as maximum threshold value, sensitivity and specificity for detection of polyps were 70.4% (95%CI: 60.3-80.8) and 72.4% (95%CI: 61.6-84.6), respectively.
Conclusion: Energy maps showed a good performance for colonic polyp detection. This indicates a potential applicability in clinical practice.
 
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Author Jorge Bernal; F. Javier Sanchez; Fernando Vilariño edit   pdf
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  Title Towards Automatic Polyp Detection with a Polyp Appearance Model Type Journal Article
  Year 2012 Publication Pattern Recognition Abbreviated Journal PR  
  Volume (down) 45 Issue 9 Pages 3166-3182  
  Keywords Colonoscopy,PolypDetection,RegionSegmentation,SA-DOVA descriptot  
  Abstract This work aims at the automatic polyp detection by using a model of polyp appearance in the context of the analysis of colonoscopy videos. Our method consists of three stages: region segmentation, region description and region classification. The performance of our region segmentation method guarantees that if a polyp is present in the image, it will be exclusively and totally contained in a single region. The output of the algorithm also defines which regions can be considered as non-informative. We define as our region descriptor the novel Sector Accumulation-Depth of Valleys Accumulation (SA-DOVA), which provides a necessary but not sufficient condition for the polyp presence. Finally, we classify our segmented regions according to the maximal values of the SA-DOVA descriptor. Our preliminary classification results are promising, especially when classifying those parts of the image that do not contain a polyp inside.  
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  Publisher Elsevier Place of Publication Editor  
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  ISSN 0031-3203 ISBN Medium  
  Area 800 Expedition Conference IbPRIA  
  Notes MV Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ BSV2012; IAM @ iam Serial 1997  
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Author Jorge Bernal; F. Javier Sanchez; Gloria Fernandez-Esparrach; Debora Gil; Cristina Rodriguez de Miguel; Fernando Vilariño edit   pdf
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  Title WM-DOVA Maps for Accurate Polyp Highlighting in Colonoscopy: Validation vs. Saliency Maps from Physicians Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics Abbreviated Journal CMIG  
  Volume (down) 43 Issue Pages 99-111  
  Keywords Polyp localization; Energy Maps; Colonoscopy; Saliency; Valley detection  
  Abstract We introduce in this paper a novel polyp localization method for colonoscopy videos. Our method is based on a model of appearance for polyps which defines polyp boundaries in terms of valley information. We propose the integration of valley information in a robust way fostering complete, concave and continuous boundaries typically associated to polyps. This integration is done by using a window of radial sectors which accumulate valley information to create WMDOVA1 energy maps related with the likelihood of polyp presence. We perform a double validation of our maps, which include the introduction of two new databases, including the first, up to our knowledge, fully annotated database with clinical metadata associated. First we assess that the highest value corresponds with the location of the polyp in the image. Second, we show that WM-DOVA energy maps can be comparable with saliency maps obtained from physicians' fixations obtained via an eye-tracker. Finally, we prove that our method outperforms state-of-the-art computational saliency results. Our method shows good performance, particularly for small polyps which are reported to be the main sources of polyp miss-rate, which indicates the potential applicability of our method in clinical practice.  
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  Notes MV; IAM; 600.047; 600.060; 600.075 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ BSF2015 Serial 2609  
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Author Jorge Bernal; Nima Tajkbaksh; F. Javier Sanchez; Bogdan J. Matuszewski; Hao Chen; Lequan Yu; Quentin Angermann; Olivier Romain; Bjorn Rustad; Ilangko Balasingham; Konstantin Pogorelov; Sungbin Choi; Quentin Debard; Lena Maier-Hein; Stefanie Speidel; Danail Stoyanov; Patrick Brandao; Henry Cordova; Cristina Sanchez-Montes; Suryakanth R. Gurudu; Gloria Fernandez-Esparrach; Xavier Dray; Jianming Liang; Aymeric Histace edit   pdf
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  Title Comparative Validation of Polyp Detection Methods in Video Colonoscopy: Results from the MICCAI 2015 Endoscopic Vision Challenge Type Journal Article
  Year 2017 Publication IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging Abbreviated Journal TMI  
  Volume (down) 36 Issue 6 Pages 1231 - 1249  
  Keywords Endoscopic vision; Polyp Detection; Handcrafted features; Machine Learning; Validation Framework  
  Abstract Colonoscopy is the gold standard for colon cancer screening though still some polyps are missed, thus preventing early disease detection and treatment. Several computational systems have been proposed to assist polyp detection during colonoscopy but so far without consistent evaluation. The lack
of publicly available annotated databases has made it difficult to compare methods and to assess if they achieve performance levels acceptable for clinical use. The Automatic Polyp Detection subchallenge, conducted as part of the Endoscopic Vision Challenge (http://endovis.grand-challenge.org) at the international conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted
Intervention (MICCAI) in 2015, was an effort to address this need. In this paper, we report the results of this comparative evaluation of polyp detection methods, as well as describe additional experiments to further explore differences between methods. We define performance metrics and provide evaluation databases that allow comparison of multiple methodologies. Results show that convolutional neural networks (CNNs) are the state of the art. Nevertheless it is also demonstrated that combining different methodologies can lead to an improved overall performance.
 
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  Call Number Admin @ si @ BTS2017 Serial 2949  
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Author Joan M. Nuñez; Jorge Bernal; F. Javier Sanchez; Fernando Vilariño edit   pdf
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  Title Growing Algorithm for Intersection Detection (GRAID) in branching patterns Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Machine Vision and Applications Abbreviated Journal MVAP  
  Volume (down) 26 Issue 2 Pages 387-400  
  Keywords Bifurcation ; Crossroad; Intersection ;Retina ; Vessel  
  Abstract Analysis of branching structures represents a very important task in fields such as medical diagnosis, road detection or biometrics. Detecting intersection landmarks Becomes crucial when capturing the structure of a branching pattern. We present a very simple geometrical model to describe intersections in branching structures based on two conditions: Bounded Tangency condition (BT) and Shortest Branch (SB) condition. The proposed model precisely sets a geometrical characterization of intersections and allows us to introduce a new unsupervised operator for intersection extraction. We propose an implementation that handles the consequences of digital domain operation that,unlike existing approaches, is not restricted to a particular scale and does not require the computation of the thinned pattern. The new proposal, as well as other existing approaches in the bibliography, are evaluated in a common framework for the first time. The performance analysis is based on two manually segmented image data sets: DRIVE retinal image database and COLON-VESSEL data set, a newly created data set of vascular content in colonoscopy frames. We have created an intersection landmark ground truth for each data set besides comparing our method in the only existing ground truth. Quantitative results confirm that we are able to outperform state-of-the-art performancelevels with the advantage that neither training nor parameter tuning is needed.  
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Author Jorge Bernal; Aymeric Histace; Marc Masana; Quentin Angermann; Cristina Sanchez Montes; Cristina Rodriguez de Miguel; Maroua Hammami; Ana Garcia Rodriguez; Henry Cordova; Olivier Romain; Gloria Fernandez Esparrach; Xavier Dray; F. Javier Sanchez edit   pdf
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  Title GTCreator: a flexible annotation tool for image-based datasets Type Journal Article
  Year 2019 Publication International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery Abbreviated Journal IJCAR  
  Volume (down) 14 Issue 2 Pages 191–201  
  Keywords Annotation tool; Validation Framework; Benchmark; Colonoscopy; Evaluation  
  Abstract Abstract Purpose: Methodology evaluation for decision support systems for health is a time consuming-task. To assess performance of polyp detection
methods in colonoscopy videos, clinicians have to deal with the annotation
of thousands of images. Current existing tools could be improved in terms of
exibility and ease of use. Methods:We introduce GTCreator, a exible annotation tool for providing image and text annotations to image-based datasets.
It keeps the main basic functionalities of other similar tools while extending
other capabilities such as allowing multiple annotators to work simultaneously
on the same task or enhanced dataset browsing and easy annotation transfer aiming to speed up annotation processes in large datasets. Results: The
comparison with other similar tools shows that GTCreator allows to obtain
fast and precise annotation of image datasets, being the only one which offers
full annotation editing and browsing capabilites. Conclusions: Our proposed
annotation tool has been proven to be efficient for large image dataset annota-
tion, as well as showing potential of use in other stages of method evaluation
such as experimental setup or results analysis.
 
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Author Carles Sanchez; Jorge Bernal; F. Javier Sanchez; T.Rosell; M.Diez; Debora Gil edit  doi
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