Ultrasonographic evaluation of endometrial changes using computer assisted image analysis

Szu Yuan Chou, Chih Yen Chen, Pui Ki Chow, Chun Sen Hsu, Ming I. Hsu, Huihua Kenny Chiang

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Aim: To examine the usefulness of a gray scale histogram and computer assisted image analysis software in assessing physiologic states of the endometrium with ultrasonography. Methods: Seventy patients at the Taipei Medical University-Wan Fang Hospital who matched eligibility criteria were categorized into one of three groups: (i) normal menstrual cycle, (ii) postmenopausal, and (iii) post incomplete abortion. Ultrasonography of the uterus was performed on each patient and the endometrium was analyzed with ImageJ image analysis software. Results: A statistically significant difference in signal intensity scores of the gray level histogram, represented as m j, was found between the groups. Conclusion: Ultrasonographic images analyzed using computer assisted image analysis software and gray level histogram are useful in assessing the physiological state of the endometrium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)634-638
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2010


  • Computer assisted image analysis
  • Gray level histogram
  • ImageJ
  • Ultrasonography


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