Stepwise logistic regression analysis of tumor contour features for breast ultrasound diagnosis

Yi Hong Chou, Chui Mei Tiu, Guo Shian Hung, Shiao Chi Wu, Tiffany Y. Chang, Huihua Kenny Chiang*


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To assist the ultrasound (US) differential diagnosis of solid breast tumors by using stepwise logistic regression (SLR) analysis of tumor contour features, we retrospectively reviewed 111 medical records of digitized US images of breast pathologies. They were pathologically proved benign breast tumors from 40 patients (i.e., 40 fibroadenomas) and malignant breast tumors from 71 patients (i.e., 71 infiltrative ductal carcinomas). Radiologists, before analysis by the computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) system, segmented the tumors manually. The contour features were calculated by measuring the radial length of tumor boundaries. The features selection process was accomplished using a stepwise analysis procedure. Then, an SLR model with contour features was used to classify tumors as benign or malignant. In this experiment, cases were sampled with "leave-one-out" test methods to evaluate the SLR performance using a receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve. The accuracy of our SLR model with contour features for classifying malignancies was 91.0% (101 of 111 tumors), the sensitivity was 97.2% (69 of 71), the specificity was 80.0% (32 of 40), the positive predictive value was 89.6% (69 of 77), and the negative predictive value was 94.1% (32 of 34). The CAD system using SLR can differentiate solid breast nodules with relatively high accuracy and its high negative predictive value could potentially help inexperienced operators to avoid misdiagnoses. Because the SLR model is trainable, it could be optimized if a larger set of tumor images were supplied.

頁(從 - 到)1493-1498
期刊Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology
出版狀態Published - 11月 2001


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