Differentiation of thyroid nodules on US using features learned and extracted from various convolutional neural networks

Eunjung Lee, Heonkyu Ha, Hye Jung Kim, Hee Jung Moon, Jung Hee Byon, Sun Huh, Jinwoo Son, Jiyoung Yoon, Kyunghwa Han, Jin Young Kwak

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Abstract

Thyroid nodules are a common clinical problem. Ultrasonography (US) is the main tool used to sensitively diagnose thyroid cancer. Although US is non-invasive and can accurately differentiate benign and malignant thyroid nodules, it is subjective and its results inevitably lack reproducibility. Therefore, to provide objective and reliable information for US assessment, we developed a CADx system that utilizes convolutional neural networks and the machine learning technique. The diagnostic performances of 6 radiologists and 3 representative results obtained from the proposed CADx system were compared and analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number19854
JournalScientific reports
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Dec 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea grant NRF-2015R1A5A1009350. This study was also supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) by the Ministry of Education (2016R1D1A1B03930375). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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© 2019, The Author(s).

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