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Colonoscopy Videos: Towards Automatic Assessing of the Bowels Cleansing Degree

  • M. LucaEmail author
  • A. Ciobanu
  • V. Drug
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 101)

Abstract

In the attempt to decrease the number of colon cancers deaths, colonoscopy is one of the main screening tests recommended by the American and European guidelines, as well as the updated Asia Pacific consensus statements, meant to early detect abnormal structures formed on colon surface. In order to obtain the best images, a very effective colon cleansing is necessary. Thus, polyps, diverticulitis, or any peculiar aspects of the intestinal membrane, might be observed. Subjective evaluation influenced by various cleansing degrees might conduct to different results, or even to omissions. Expert assessment variability is another factor influencing the diagnosis. We further describe special software, useful for an objective, semi-supervised, evaluation of bowel cleansing degree.

Keywords

Video colonoscopy Image processing Narrow band imaging La*b* RGB color spaces 

Notes

Acknowledgement

All the video colonoscopy images were obtained with the written consent of the patients and were completely anonymised for the image processing.

No personal data is detained whatever upon the image content.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Computer Science, Romanian AcademyIaşiRomania
  2. 2.University of Medicine and Pharmacy, “Gr. T. Popa”IașiRomania
  3. 3.Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepathology, “Sf. Spiridon”, Emergency HospitalIașiRomania

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