Image analysis system for assessment of immunohistochemically stained proliferative marker (MIB-1) in oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma

Law, Albert K.W., Lam, K.Y., Lam, F.K., Wong, Teresa K.W., Poon, Jacky L.S., and Chan, Francis H.Y. (2003) Image analysis system for assessment of immunohistochemically stained proliferative marker (MIB-1) in oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 70 (1). pp. 37-45.

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Abstract

The prognosis of oesophageal cancer patients is related to the portion of MIB-1 positively stained tumour nuclei. In this study, an image analysis system was developed based on LEICA Image Processing and Analysis System to reduce the subjective, tedious and inaccurate manual counting of nuclei staining. Representative oesophageal cancer tissues were collected and immunohistochemical preparations of MIB-1 were made. The MIB-1 positive nuclei in these tumours were assessed by quantitative counting, semi-quantitative counting, and three computer assessment methods using LEICA QWIN PRO. Our results showed that computer assessment methods were reliable and consistent. The procedure using the system could be accomplished within 15 min. Overlapped or missed counting of nuclei by the observer were eliminated. The image analysis system can really assist experts in obtaining reliable data for the prognosis of oesophageal cancer patients quickly.

Item ID: 6114
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: immunohistochemistry; oesophageal carcinoma; image analysis; nuclei counting; MIB-1
ISSN: 1872-7565
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2010 01:09
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920205 Health Education and Promotion @ 100%
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