Fat Quantitation in Liver Biopsies Using a Pretrained Classification Based System

Authors

  • A. Arjmand Department of Computer Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Epirus, Greece
  • N. Giannakeas Department of Computer Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Epirus, Greece http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0615-783X
Volume: 8 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 3550-3555 | December 2018 | https://doi.org/10.48084/etasr.2274

Abstract

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is a common syndrome that mainly leads to fat accumulation in liver and steatohepatitis. It is targeted as a severe medical condition ranging from 20% to 40% in adult populations of the Western World. Its effect is identified through insulin resistance, which places patients at high mortality rates. An increased fat aggregation rate, can dramatically increase the development of liver steatosis, which in later stages may advance into fibrosis and cirrhosis. During recent years, new studies have focused on building new methodologies capable of detecting fat cells, based on the histology method with digital image processing techniques. The current study, expands previous work on the detection of fatty liver, by identifying once more a number of diverse histological findings. It is a combined study of both image analysis and supervised learning of fat droplet features, with a specific goal to exclude other findings from fat ratio calculation. The method is evaluated in a total set of 40 liver biopsy images with different magnification capabilities, performing satisfyingly (1.95% absolute error).

Keywords:

liver biopsy, steatohepatitis, fatty liver, machine learning, image analysis

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A. Arjmand and N. Giannakeas, “Fat Quantitation in Liver Biopsies Using a Pretrained Classification Based System”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 3550–3555, Dec. 2018.

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