Use of image transformation to track the natural history of diseases
Information Technology, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Abstract: The inability to precisely measure the area of a lesion can impair the study of its natural history and response to therapy. This is especially true in case of gastrointestinal lesions, where a standard imaging technique is endoscopy and an unaided visual interpretation of the size of the lesion is difficult. This study presents a novel technique that provides precise measurement of 2-dimensional lesions in cylinder-like organs.
Keywords: quantitative endoscopy, Barrett’s esophagus, lesion measurement, disease tracking
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