Lung cancer: new diagnostic approaches

December 2003
Thorax;Dec2003 Supplement 3, Vol. 58, piii37
Academic Journal
The preliminary image analysis software was able to identify 100% of the pulmonary nodules observed by at least one radiologist and, probably, nodules missed by all radiologists. This study demonstrates a significant variation between radiologists faced with large volumes of image data and emphasizes the importance of developing computerized methods for standardization and reproducibility of nodule surveillance in thoracic scanning. This preliminary study suggests that our proposed CAD has achieved these targets in pulmonary nodule detection. The article investigated the ability of a high magnification bronchovideoscopy for detailed examination of bronchial squamous dysplasia in patients with sputum cytology suspicious or positive for malignancy.


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