Assessing the Classification of Liver Focal Lesions by Using Multi-phase Computer Tomography Scans

  • Auréline Quatrehomme
  • Ingrid Millet
  • Denis Hoa
  • Gérard Subsol
  • William Puech
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7723)


In this paper, we propose a system for the automated classification of liver focal lesions of Computer Tomography (CT) images based on a multi-phase examination protocol. Many visual features are first extracted from the CT-scans and then labelled by a Support Vector Machine classifier. Our dataset contains 95 lesions from 5 types: cysts, adenomas, haemangiomas, hepatocellular carcinomas and metastasis. A Leave-One-Out cross-validation technique allows for classification evaluation. The multi-phase results are compared to the single-phase ones and show a significant improvement, in particular on hypervascular lesions.


Medical Imaging Computer Aided Diagnosis Liver focal lesions Multi-Phase Computer Tomography Classification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Auréline Quatrehomme
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ingrid Millet
    • 3
  • Denis Hoa
    • 1
  • Gérard Subsol
    • 2
  • William Puech
    • 2
  1. 1.IMAIOSMontpellierFrance
  2. 2.LIRMMUniversité Montpellier 2 / CNRSMontpellierFrance
  3. 3.Department of Medical ImagingCHU LapeyronieMontpellierFrance

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