Naveen Kalra

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A system to characterize normal liver, cirrhotic liver and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) evolved on cirrhotic liver is proposed in this paper. The study is performed with 56 real ultrasound images (15 normal, 16 cirrhotic and 25 HCC liver images) taken from 56 subjects. A total of 180 nonoverlapping regions of interest (ROIs), i.e. 60 from each image(More)
OBJECTIVES Decreased magnetization transfer ratio (MTR) in the brain characterizes cerebral edema (CE) in patients with liver cirrhosis, but the role of treatment on its reversibility has not been studied in patients who have minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE). This study was carried to evaluate the reversibility of CE with lactulose and rifaximin(More)
In this present work, a technique for differentiation of normal and cirrhotic liver segmented regions of interest (SROIs) based on Laws' masks analysis is reported. Thirty four B-mode ultrasound images taken from 22 normal volunteers and 12 patients suffering from liver cirrhosis were collected from Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, PGIMER,(More)
Present study proposes a computer-aided diagnostic system to assist radiologists in identifying focal liver lesions in B-mode ultrasound images. The proposed system can be used to discriminate focal liver diseases such as Cyst, Hemangioma, Hepatocellular carcinoma and Metastases, along with Normal liver. The study is performed with 111 real ultrasound(More)
Speckle is a primary factor which degrades the contrast resolution and masks the meaningful texture information present in an ultrasound image. Its presence severely hampers the interpretation and analysis of ultrasound images. When speckle reduction technique is applied for visual enhancement of ultrasound images, it is to be kept in mind that blurring(More)
A neural network ensemble (NNE) based computer-aided diagnostic (CAD) system to assist radiologists in differential diagnosis between focal liver lesions (FLLs), including (1) typical and atypical cases of Cyst, hemangioma (HEM) and metastatic carcinoma (MET) lesions, (2) small and large hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) lesions, along with (3) normal (NOR)(More)
Characterization of hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) and metastatic carcinomas (METs) from B-mode ultrasound presents a daunting challenge for radiologists due to their highly overlapping appearances. The differential diagnosis between HCCs and METs is often carried out by observing the texture of regions inside the lesion and the texture of background(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a prototype tumor wherein angiogenesis plays a vital role in its progression. The role of VEGF, a major angiogenic factor in HCC is known; however, the role of anti-angiogenic factors simultaneously with the angiogenic factors has not been studied before. Hence, in this study, the serum levels of major angiogenic [Vascular(More)
In the present work, a liver state index (LSI) based on first order statistics (FOS) is proposed for rapid classification of normal and cirrhotic liver segmented regions of interest (SROIs). Thirty four B-mode ultrasound images taken from 22 normal volunteers and 12 patients suffering from liver cirrhosis were collected from Department of Radiodiagnosis and(More)