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See detailStatistical shape analysis for the classification of renal tumors affecting children
Schiltz, Jang UL; Giebel, Stefan; Schenk, Jens-Peter

in Pakistan Journal of Statistics (2013), 29(1), 129-138

In this research project, we describe an application of statistical shape analysis. In order to differentiate the various kidney tumours appearing in childhood we use shape analysis on two-dimensional ... [more ▼]

In this research project, we describe an application of statistical shape analysis. In order to differentiate the various kidney tumours appearing in childhood we use shape analysis on two-dimensional magnetic resonance images (MRI). We show that this mathematical procedure can be an interesting tool to assist the radiologist who is required to make a decision based on their intuition and their experience in lack of specific tumour characteristics. This study is the first one using MR images in oncology for statistical shape analysis. Our method is innovative in the way to find suitable landmarks and to test the differences, even if the sample size is small. In order to test the mean shape, the statistical test of Ziezold is used. [less ▲]

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