Edge cross-section features for detection of appendiceal orifice appearance in colonoscopy videos

Yi Wang, Wallapak Tavanapong, Johnny Wong, Jung Hwan Oh, Piet C. De Groen

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Abstract

Colonoscopy is an endoscopic technique that allows a physician to inspect the inside of the human colon. The appearance of the appendiceal orifice during colonoscopy indicates a complete traversal of the colon, which is one of important quality indicators of examination of the colon. In this paper, we propose a new algorithm that detects appendix images-images showing the appendiceal orifice. We introduce new features based on geometric shape, saturation and intensity changes along the norm direction (cross-section) of an edge to discriminate appendix images. Our experimental results on real colonoscopic images show the average sensitivity and specificity of 88.12% and 94.25%, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08
Pages3000-3003
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Aug 20 2008Aug 25 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 - "Personalized Healthcare through Technology"

Other

Other30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period8/20/088/25/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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