Multi-scale characterizations of colon polyps via computed tomographic colonography

Weiguo Cao, Marc J. Pomeroy, Yongfeng Gao, Matthew A. Barish, Almas F. Abbasi, Perry J. Pickhardt, Zhengrong Liang
2019 Visual Computing for Industry, Biomedicine, and Art  
Texture features have played an essential role in the field of medical imaging for computer-aided diagnosis. The gray-level co-occurrence matrix (GLCM)-based texture descriptor has emerged to become one of the most successful feature sets for these applications. This study aims to increase the potential of these features by introducing multi-scale analysis into the construction of GLCM texture descriptor. In this study, we first introduce a new parameter - stride, to explore the definition of
more » ... CM. Then we propose three multi-scaling GLCM models according to its three parameters, (1) learning model by multiple displacements, (2) learning model by multiple strides (LMS), and (3) learning model by multiple angles. These models increase the texture information by introducing more texture patterns and mitigate direction sparsity and dense sampling problems presented in the traditional Haralick model. To further analyze the three parameters, we test the three models by performing classification on a dataset of 63 large polyp masses obtained from computed tomography colonoscopy consisting of 32 adenocarcinomas and 31 benign adenomas. Finally, the proposed methods are compared to several typical GLCM-texture descriptors and one deep learning model. LMS obtains the highest performance and enhances the prediction power to 0.9450 with standard deviation 0.0285 by area under the curve of receiver operating characteristics score which is a significant improvement.
doi:10.1186/s42492-019-0032-7 pmid:32240410 pmcid:PMC7099560 fatcat:zkyezyn77zbrhhuqh5x347v2lm