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Author (up) 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 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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