Ahmed E. Fetit

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The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of three-dimensional texture analysis (3D TA) of conventional MR images for the classification of childhood brain tumours in a quantitative manner. The dataset comprised pre-contrast T1 - and T2-weighted MRI series obtained from 48 children diagnosed with brain tumours (medulloblastoma, pilocytic astrocytoma(More)
Brain and central nervous system (CNS) tumours form the second most common group of cancers in children in the UK, accounting for 27% of all childhood cancers. Initial assessment of tumours from MRI scans is usually performed qualitatively, via radiologists' visual inspection. However, different brain tumours do not always demonstrate clear differences in(More)
Despite current advances in neuro-imaging, the characterisation of paediatric brain tumours and neurological disorders is very challenging. Whilst Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) provides images of superb clarity, it gives little information on how aggressive a tumour is. It is also very difficult to visually inspect any underlying textural patterns(More)
Novel imaging techniques are playing an increasing role in tumour characterisation, assessment and management. However, incorporating imaging data into clinical trials presents a number of challenges in terms of quality control, standardisation in data collection, interoperability of widely used archiving systems and extensibility of imaging software(More)
Brain tumours are the most common solid cancers in children in the UK and are the most common cause of cancer deaths in this age group. Despite current advances in MRI, non-invasive diagnosis of paediatric brain tumours has yet to find its way into routine clinical practice. Radiomics, the high-throughput extraction and analysis of quantitative image(More)
In order to explore the role of social media in forming an understanding of digital healthcare, we conducted a study involving sentiment and network analysis of Twitter contents. In doing this, we gathered 20,400 tweets that mentioned the key term #DigitalHealth for 55 hours, over a three-day period. In addition to examining users' opinions through(More)
Dementia is a devastating disease, and has severe implications on affected individuals, their family and wider society. A growing body of literature is studying the association of retinal microvasculature measurement with dementia. We present a pilot study testing the strength of groups of conventional (semantic) and texture-based (non-semantic)(More)
Brain tumours are the most frequently occuring solid tumours affecting childhood, representing 27% of all cancers. The most common posterior fossa tumours are medulloblastoma, pilocytic astrocytoma and ependymoma. Texture Analysis (TA) of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) aims to represent pixel distributions, intensities and dependencies using(More)
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