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Title: Methods and systems for detecting cancer

Abstract

A technique for classifying lesions as malignant or benign is disclosed. The technique can include: cooling an area of skin including a lesion of a patient to initiate a warm-up process; receiving a temporal sequence of thermal images of the area of skin representing a thermal recovery of the area of skin, the temporal sequence of thermal images generated by an infrared camera; generating a temporal profile of the thermal recovery based on the temporal sequence of thermal images; analyzing temporal statistical properties of the temporal profile; determining a malignancy probability that the lesion is malignant based on an analysis of the temporal profile, wherein the determining includes extracting one or more statistical features based on continuous-time stochastic signals in the sequence of thermal images; and classifying the lesion based on the malignancy probability.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
STC.UNM, Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1568288
Patent Number(s):
10,278,649
Application Number:
15/531,135
Assignee:
STC.UNM (Albuquerque, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0002494
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 11/24/2015
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Hayat, Majeed M., Krishna, Sanjay, Godoy, Sebastian Eugenio, and Ramirez, David A. Methods and systems for detecting cancer. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Hayat, Majeed M., Krishna, Sanjay, Godoy, Sebastian Eugenio, & Ramirez, David A. Methods and systems for detecting cancer. United States.
Hayat, Majeed M., Krishna, Sanjay, Godoy, Sebastian Eugenio, and Ramirez, David A. Tue . "Methods and systems for detecting cancer". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1568288.
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title = {Methods and systems for detecting cancer},
author = {Hayat, Majeed M. and Krishna, Sanjay and Godoy, Sebastian Eugenio and Ramirez, David A.},
abstractNote = {A technique for classifying lesions as malignant or benign is disclosed. The technique can include: cooling an area of skin including a lesion of a patient to initiate a warm-up process; receiving a temporal sequence of thermal images of the area of skin representing a thermal recovery of the area of skin, the temporal sequence of thermal images generated by an infrared camera; generating a temporal profile of the thermal recovery based on the temporal sequence of thermal images; analyzing temporal statistical properties of the temporal profile; determining a malignancy probability that the lesion is malignant based on an analysis of the temporal profile, wherein the determining includes extracting one or more statistical features based on continuous-time stochastic signals in the sequence of thermal images; and classifying the lesion based on the malignancy probability.},
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journal = {},
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volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {5}
}

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