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Publication Detail
Re-localisation of a biopsy site in endoscopic images and characterisation of its uncertainty.
  • Publication Type:
    Journal article
  • Publication Sub Type:
    Journal Article
  • Authors:
    Allain B, Hu M, Lovat LB, Cook RJ, Vercauteren T, Ourselin S, Hawkes DJ
  • Publication date:
    02/2012
  • Pagination:
    482, 496
  • Journal:
    Med Image Anal
  • Volume:
    16
  • Issue:
    2
  • Status:
    Published
  • Country:
    Netherlands
  • PII:
    S1361-8415(11)00167-8
  • Language:
    eng
  • Keywords:
    Algorithms, Barrett Esophagus, Biopsy, Data Interpretation, Statistical, Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal, Esophagus, Humans, Image Enhancement, Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted, Pattern Recognition, Automated, Reproducibility of Results, Sensitivity and Specificity
Abstract
Endoscopy guided probe-based optical biopsy is a new method for detecting sites for tissue biopsy and treatment. After detection, it can be useful to provide a visual aid in the endoscopic images to the endoscopist for example for guidance of forceps to the biopsy sites detected optically. A new method for re-localisation of these sites during the endoscopic examination is presented in this paper. It makes use of a sequence of endoscopic images, where the biopsy site location is known, in order to derive the same number of epipolar lines as images in the sequence projected onto a subsequent target image where the re-localised biopsy site needs to be computed. The location of the re-localised biopsy site is found by minimisation of the sum of squared distances to the epipolar lines. The method also determines analytically the uncertainty of the re-localised biopsy site. This provides the endoscopist with a confidence region around the re-localised biopsy site and a measure of the re-localisation precision. Simulations confirmed that the analytical uncertainty has the potential to be a good estimation of the experimental uncertainty. The method was tested on a physical phantom and on real data from four patients with eight sequences of images acquired during gastroscopy. The re-localisation precision and accuracy were estimated at 1 millimetre or better, which is sufficient for re-localisation of optical biopsy sites.
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