Quantitative morphometric analysis of hepatocellular carcinoma: development of a programmed algorithm and preliminary application.

PURPOSE The quantitative relationship between tumor morphology and malignant potential has not been explored in liver tumors. We designed a computer algorithm to analyze shape features of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and tested feasibility of morphologic analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Cross-sectional images from 118 patients diagnosed with HCC between… CONTINUE READING