Lymph Explorer: A new GUI using 3D high-frequency quantitative ultrasound methods to guide pathologists towards metastatic regions in human lymph nodes

@article{Mamou2012LymphEA,
  title={Lymph Explorer: A new GUI using 3D high-frequency quantitative ultrasound methods to guide pathologists towards metastatic regions in human lymph nodes},
  author={Jonathan Mamou and Emi Saegusa-Beecroft and Alain Coron and Michael L. Oelze and Tadashi Yamaguchi and Masaki Hata and Junji Machil and Eugene Yanagihara and Pascal Laugier and Ernest J. Feleppa},
  journal={2012 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium},
  year={2012},
  pages={2340-2343}
}
Histopathological detection of metastases in dissected lymph nodes of cancer patients is critical to proper staging and management but current histological methods fail to detect small, but clinically-relevant, metastases. Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) permits characterization of tissue microstructure using system-independent estimates. In this study, more than 250 freshly-excised lymph nodes were evaluated using specifically designed QUS methods that demonstrated an ability to guide… CONTINUE READING

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