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J. Imaging 2017, 3(4), 41; https://doi.org/10.3390/jimaging3040041

Towards a Novel Approach for Tumor Volume Quantification

LSE2I Laboratory, National School of Applied Sciences, Mohammed First University, 60000 Oujda, Morocco
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Received: 18 July 2017 / Revised: 17 September 2017 / Accepted: 21 September 2017 / Published: 27 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanoparticles and Medical Imaging for Image Guided Medicine)
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In medical image processing, evaluating the variations of lesion volume plays a major role in many medical applications. It helps radiologists to follow-up with patients and examine the effects of therapy. Several approaches have been proposed to meet with medical expectations. The present work comes within this context. We present a new approach based on the local dissimilarity volume (LDV) that is a 3D representation of the local dissimilarity map (LDM). This map presents a useful means to compare two images, offering a localization of information. We proved the effectiveness of this method (LDV) compared to medical techniques used by radiologists. The result of simulations shows that we can quantify lesion volume by using the LDV method, which is an efficient way to calculate and localize the volume variation of anomalies. It allowed a time savings with the compete satisfaction of an expert during the medical treatment. View Full-Text
Keywords: lesion; therapy; local dissimilarity volume; local dissimilarity map lesion; therapy; local dissimilarity volume; local dissimilarity map
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Kharbach, A.; Bellach, B.; Rahmoune, M.; Rahmoun, M.; Kacem, H.H. Towards a Novel Approach for Tumor Volume Quantification. J. Imaging 2017, 3, 41.

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