Geert J. Postma

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Triple-negative breast cancers (TNBC), characterized by absence of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and lack of overexpression of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), are typically associated with poor prognosis, due to aggressive tumor phenotype(s), only partial response to chemotherapy and present lack of clinically(More)
Automatic brain tumor classification by MRS has been under development for more than a decade. Nonetheless, to our knowledge, there are no published evaluations of predictive models with unseen cases that are subsequently acquired in different centers. The multicenter eTUMOUR project (2004–2009), which builds upon previous expertise from the INTERPRET(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Solitary MET and GBM are difficult to distinguish by using MR imaging. Differentiation is useful before any metastatic work-up or biopsy. Our hypothesis was that MET and GBM tumors differ in morphology. Shape analysis was proposed as an indicator for discriminating these 2 types of brain pathologies. The purpose of this study was to(More)
Support vector machines (SVMs) have become a popular technique in the chemometrics and bioinformatics field, and other fields, for the classification of complex data sets. Especially because SVMs are able to model nonlinear relationships, the usage of this technique has increased substantially. This modeling is obtained by mapping the data in a(More)
In this study, the feasibility of high resolution magic angle spinning (HR MAS) magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) of small tissue biopsies to distinguish between tumor and non-involved adjacent tissue was investigated. With the current methods, delineation of the tumor borders during breast cancer surgery is a challenging task for the surgeon, and a(More)
The metabolic behavior of complex brain tumors, like Gliomas and Meningiomas, with respect to their type and grade was investigated in this paper. Towards this direction the smallest set of the most representative metabolic markers for each brain tumor type was identified, using ratios of peak areas of well established metabolites, from (1)H-MRSI (Proton(More)
Kernel partial least squares (KPLS) and support vector regression (SVR) have become popular techniques for regression of complex non-linear data sets. The modeling is performed by mapping the data in a higher dimensional feature space through the kernel transformation. The disadvantage of such a transformation is, however, that information about the(More)
The peaks of magnetic resonance (MR) spectra can be shifted due to variations in physiological and experimental conditions, and correcting for misaligned peaks is an important part of data processing prior to multivariate analysis. In this paper, five warping algorithms (icoshift, COW, fastpa, VPdtw and PTW) are compared for their feasibility in aligning(More)
a n a ly t ica l in fo rm ation Figure 1. Overview of the different modules of the system. —domain independency —semiautomatic: the user is consulted if the system encounters problems. The last starting point is based on the aforementioned publications concerning automatic information extracting which reveal that information extraction based on Natural(More)