Texture characterization in ultasonograms of the thyroid gland

Maria E. Lyra, Nefeli Lagopati, Paraskevi Charalabatou, Efrosini Vasoura, Aristides Antoniou, Costas Georgosopoulos, Katerina Skouroliakou
2010 Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine  
This study tries a quantitative characterization of the thyroid tissue as far as homogeneity and echogenicity are concerned, to quantitatively evaluate thyroid texture. Digital image processing techniques offer the opportunity for texture description. Although there is no formal definition of texture, this particular method of description can quantify properties such as smoothness, coarseness and regularity. First-order and cooccurrence features are quantified and multi factor analysis is used
more » ... r analysis is used to evaluate the optimal subset of parameters for thyroid texture.
doi:10.1109/itab.2010.5687628 fatcat:cwdstzc2mngfxdzxvhixyr476e