Ultrasonographic texture characterization of salivary and neck masses using two-dimensional gray-scale clustering

K. Yoshiura, K. Miwa, K. Yuasa, K. Tokumori, S. Kanda, Y. Higuchi, M. Shinohara

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Abstract

Objectives: To evaluate the clinical usefulness of texture analysis in ultrasonography (US) of head and neck masses. Methods: Sixty-one cases with salivary or neck masses were examined by US with a linear 7.5MHz array. Images were digitized and quantitatively evaluated by two-dimensional gray-scale clustering using two texture indices, M and SD, as measures of coarseness and homogeneity respectively. Results: Coarseness of Warthin's tumors was significantly higher than that of the other salivary tumors. Malignant lymphomas had finer texture values than other lymph node lesions. Conclusions: Quantitative texture analysis appears to be a useful complement in diagnostic US.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)332-336
Number of pages5
JournalDentomaxillofacial Radiology
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Dentistry(all)

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