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SenoCAD Research GmbH participates in several international conferences:

CARS 2009 (Computer Aided Radiology and Surgery): June 2009, Berlin. Experimental results published in the conference proceedings show that the SenoCAD’s monitoring method is able to early predict the efficacy of neo-adjuvant therapy against breast cancer using high temporal resolution DCE-MRI imaging acquired at 3T. 

ICPR 2010 (International Conference on Pattern Recognition): Participation in the contest on segmentation of images of lymphocytes organized at the conference. August 2010, Istanbul, Turkey. Experimental segmentation results published in the conference proceedings show that the SenoCAD’s method is the most accurate method for the segmentation of lymphocytes.

XII PET Conference 2011: Participation in the PET Contouring Challenge on head-neck contouring in 3D PET images. May 2011, Turku, Finland. Experimental results submitted at the PET Contouring Challenge have been recently submitted for publication: Comparative Study with New Accuracy Metrics for Target Volume Contouring in PET Image Guided Radiation Therapy. Tony Shepherd, Member, IEEE, Mika Teräs, Member, IEEE, Reinhard R. Beichel, Member, IEEE, Ronald Boellaard, Michel Bruynooghe, Volker Dicken, Mark J. Gooding Member, IEEE, Peter J Julyan, John A. Lee, Sébastien Lefèvre, Michael Mix, Valery Naranjo, Xiaodong Wu, Habib Zaidi Senior Member, IEEE, Ziming Zeng and Heikki Minn. Submitted to IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging in September 2011.

 

Proof of concept of SenoCAD’s method for breast cancer monitoring, September 2011:  the proof of concept for breast cancer monitoring using DCE-MRI has recently given very promising results by analysis of 50 patients at a hospital from AP-HP in Paris (Public Assistance – Hospitals of Paris). The novelty is that multiple sources of data have been used to early predict the efficacy of neo-adjuvant therapy against breast cancer. A large scale multi-centric clinical validation will be launched in 2012.

 

Contouring of head-neck images in PET images, September 2011: twelve contouring methods with a low-level of interactivity have been submitted to the PET Contouring Challenge at Turku. Finland. According to experimental results submitted to IEEE TMI, the SenoCAD’s interactive contouring method is one of the two best methods characterized by accuracy scores that are frequently (87%) not significantly different from those of the best manual method. Furthermore, results of significance tests show that the most accurate method (according to the Haussdorf criteria), which is frequently not dissimilar from the best manual method, is the SenoCAD’s interactive contouring method, which is very fast and only requires 2 minutes of user interaction per volume of interest instead of 15 to 60 minutes for the best manual method (according to the private communication with its author at Turku).

 

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