2-D images for biopsy guidance and 3-D images for treatment planning and monitoring of prostate cancer based upon spectrum analysis and neural-network classification Conference Paper uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Kidney Neoplasms


  • Spectrum analysis of ultrasonic echo signals has been showing potential for distinguishing cancerous from non-cancerous prostate tissues. Recently, using neural networks to classify tissue from spectrum analysis results has provided a powerful basis for imaging, guiding biopsies, and planning, executing, and monitoring therapy. ROC curves derived from leave-one-out evaluations of neural-network classifier performance have an area of 0.87 ± 0.04 compared to an area of 0.64 ± 0.04 for B-mode methods, which implies significantly superior differentiation of cancerous from non-cancerous prostate tissue.

publication date

  • December 1999



  • Conference Paper

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1413

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  • 1417


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