Automatic Detection and Segmentation of
Pelvic Lymph Nodes
1- Lymph nodes play an important role in clinical practice
2- They routinely need to be considered during oncological examination related to all
kinds of cancer, for instance lung cancer, where metastases settle in lymph nodes, but also lymphoma, which is a cancer of the lymphatic system itself
3- Cancer causes affected lymph nodes to be enlarged
4- In order to assess the progress of the disease and to check whether treatment is effective, physicians are interested in statistics like the number of enlarged nodes or the total volume.
5- Patients are commonly examined using CT.
1- Lymph nodes nearby primary cancer regions are routinely assessed by clinicians to monitor disease progress and effectiveness of the cancer treatment.
2- When the cancer treatment becomes successful they gradually reduce in size and comes to normal size.
3- Finding the lymph nodes is time consuming and highly dependent on the observer’s experience a system for automatic lymph node detection and measurement is desired
4- Enlarged lymph nodes with a solid interior and size > 10mm according RECIST guidelinesare of particular clinical interest since they are believed to have a higher probability of being malignant than lymph nodes that for example have a fatty core.
lymph node have a blob shape
the images which i want to use it attached DICOM image
i attached a sample for patients the sample consist (1-manual segmentation for images for the lymph node to show where is the lymph node , 2- original images without any segmentation and without any enhancement in contrast , 3- images with adjusting contrast using medical program to make clear the parts of image )
i will send a volume dicom images for the pelvic patients each volume have not less 350 slices