In the course of this project, a unique perfusion collective for the investigation of breast cancer lesions will be established. This collective will serve as a basis for a DACH application (joint DFG application with partners from Austria or Switzerland) on the topic of breast perfusion, between Magdeburg (OVGU) and Vienna (MUW). About 8-10 data sets are recorded per breast examination, which record the spread of contrast agent. Furthermore, patients come for follow-up examinations. This results in time-dependent data along two different scales/time axes, within an examination and between examinations.
The aim of this EFRE application is now to load these data and to display their temporal course within an examination. Furthermore, lesions will be segmented manually or semi-automatically for the determination of radiometric biomarkers. The EFRE funding period will be actively used to prepare the DACH application, to generate joint preliminary work and to prepare the data for radiomics and visual analytics of breast perfusion data. Looking ahead, prostate perfusion data (MUW) is still a possibility to be included in the DACH application, but the status of the data needs to be evaluated first.
Classification of Lobular and Ductal Breast Carcinomas by Texture Analysis in DCE-MRI Data Inproceedings
Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin (BVM), pp. 67–72, Springer Verlag, Erlangen, 2018.
Classification of DCE-MRI Data for Breast Cancer Diagnosis Combining Contrast Agent Dynamics and Texture Features Inproceedings
Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin (BVM), pp. 325–330, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, 2017.