Vascular attributes and malignant brain tumors

Elizabeth Bullitt, Guido Gerig, Stephen Aylward, Sarang Joshi, Keith Smith, Matthew Ewend, Weili Lin

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    Abstract

    Many diseases affect blood vessel morphology. This report analyzes vessel attributes (tortuosity, vessel density, radius, and terminal branch count) within 5 malignant gliomas as seen by high-resolution MR. Results are compared to those in the same anatomical region of 14 normal controls. All tumor patients had marked increases in vessel tortuosity and terminal branch count. These results raise the interesting possibility of automatically defining "vessels of malignancy" within regions of interest on medical images.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)671-679
    Number of pages9
    JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume2878
    StatePublished - 2003

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    Brain Tumor
    Blood vessels
    Brain Neoplasms
    Vessel
    Blood Vessels
    Tumors
    Brain
    Attribute
    Glioma
    Neoplasms
    Count
    Branch
    Medical Image
    Region of Interest
    Tumor
    High Resolution
    Radius

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science(all)
    • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • Engineering(all)
    • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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    Vascular attributes and malignant brain tumors. / Bullitt, Elizabeth; Gerig, Guido; Aylward, Stephen; Joshi, Sarang; Smith, Keith; Ewend, Matthew; Lin, Weili.

    In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Vol. 2878, 2003, p. 671-679.

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    Bullitt, Elizabeth ; Gerig, Guido ; Aylward, Stephen ; Joshi, Sarang ; Smith, Keith ; Ewend, Matthew ; Lin, Weili. / Vascular attributes and malignant brain tumors. In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). 2003 ; Vol. 2878. pp. 671-679.
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