Otitis media vocabulary and grammar

Anupama Kuruvilla, Jian Li, Pablo Hennings Yeomans, Pedro Quelhas, Nader Shaikh, Alejandro Hoberman, Jelena Kovaĉević

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Abstract

We propose an automated algorithm for classifying diagnostic categories of otitis media (middle ear inflammation); acute otitis media, otitis media with effusion and no effusion. Acute otitis media represents a bacterial superinfection of the middle ear fluid and otitis media with effusion a sterile effusion that tends to subside spontaneously. Diagnosing children with acute otitis media is hard, leading to overprescription of antibiotics that are beneficial only for children with acute otitis media, prompting a need for an accurate and automated algorithm. To that end, we design a feature set understood by both otoscopists and engineers based on the actual visual cues used by otoscopists; we term this otitis media vocabulary. We also design a process to combine the vocabulary terms based on the decision process used by otoscopists; we term this otitis media grammar. The algorithm achieves 84% classification accuracy, in the range or outperforming clinicians who did not receive special training, as well as state-of-the-art classifiers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2012 - Proceedings
Pages2845-2848
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 19th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2012 - Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
Duration: Sep 30 2012Oct 3 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP
ISSN (Print)1522-4880

Other

Other2012 19th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2012
CountryUnited States
CityLake Buena Vista, FL
Period9/30/1210/3/12

Keywords

  • classification
  • grammar
  • otitis media
  • vocabulary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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    Kuruvilla, A., Li, J., Yeomans, P. H., Quelhas, P., Shaikh, N., Hoberman, A., & Kovaĉević, J. (2012). Otitis media vocabulary and grammar. In 2012 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2012 - Proceedings (pp. 2845-2848). [6467492] (Proceedings - International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIP.2012.6467492