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Quantitative examination of prostate histology offers clues in the diagnostic classification of lesions and in the prediction of response to treatment and prognosis. To facilitate the collection of quantitative data, the development of machine vision systems is necessary. This study explored the use of imaging for identifying tissue abnormalities in(More)
Primary synovial chondromatosis (PSC) is thought to be a cartilaginous metaplasia, but it may recur locally and malignant change has been reported. Histologically, the cartilage is usually cellular, with binucleate forms. These findings suggest that the disease is not simply a metaplasia but imply a proliferative component. In this study,(More)
This paper introduces an automated computer- assisted system for the diagnosis of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) using ultra-large cervical histological digital slides. The system contains two parts: the segmentation of squamous epithelium and the diagnosis of CIN. For the segmentation, to reduce processing time, a multiresolution method is(More)
The proliferation of inexpensive connected devices has created a situation where a person, at any given moment, is surrounded by interactive computers. Despite this fact, there are very few means by which a user may take advantage of this large number of screens. We present Conductor, a prototype framework which serves as an exemplar for the construction of(More)
The histological grading of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) remains subjective, resulting in inter- and intra-observer variation and poor reproducibility in the grading of cervical lesions. This study has attempted to develop an objective grading system using automated machine vision. The architectural features of cervical squamous epithelium are(More)
The bcl-2 gene is overexpressed in the absence of gene rearrangements in most cases of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (B-CLL) and the proto-oncogene product Bcl-2 has been shown to be a regulator of apoptosis. The activity of this protein is opposed by Bax, a homologous protein that accelerates the rate of cell death. B-lymphocyte Bcl-2 and Bax(More)
The aims of this investigation were to compare quantitative with qualitative analysis of fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) centromere signals in interphase breast cancer cell nuclei and to evaluate the possible clinical utility of detecting numerical abnormalities of chromosomes 11 and 17 by FISH in the preoperative prediction of breast cancer(More)
BACKGROUND To identify nuclei and lesions with great specificity, a large set of karyometric features is arranged in the form of a linear profile, called a nuclear signature. The karyometric feature values are normalized as z-values. Their ordering along the profile axis is arbitrary but consistent. The profile of the nuclear signature is distinctive; it(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to identify and document prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN) and malignancy associated changes in secretory cell nuclei from visually normal appearing tissue regions of prostates harboring PIN or adenocarcinoma. STUDY DESIGN High-resolution digitized images of nuclei were recorded in histologically normal(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the nuclear chromatin phenotype, overall epigenetic mechanisms, chromatin remodelling enzymes and their role as diagnostic biomarkers in prostate lesions, using high-resolution computerized quantitative digital image analysis (DIA). MATERIALS AND METHODS A tissue microarray (TMA) was constructed using paraffin wax-embedded prostatic(More)