The assessment of chronic liver diseases by sonography

M. H. Horng, Y. N. Sun, X. Z. Lin

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


This paper describes a new ultrasonic scoring system based on the texture characteristics of ultrasonic liver images. This system generates an ultrasonic disease severity (UDS) score that is highly correlated with the computer morphometry (CM) score obtained from the evaluation of liver fibrosis based on the biopsy specimens. Essentially, UDS score is very similar to the CM score in the statistical presentation. Therefore, UDS score is defined mathematically referring to CM score as the scoring basis. As a result, UDS can faithfully reflect the disease progression that is determined conventionally based on the evaluation of liver fibrosis. Promising results have been obtained in experimental studies, and it will currently undergoes extensive clinical experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Processing in Medical Imaging - 16th InternationalConference, IPMI 1999, Proceedings
EditorsAttila Kuba, Martin Samal, Andrew Todd-Pokropek
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)3540661670, 9783540661672
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan 1
Event16th International conference on Information Processing in Medical Imaging, IPMI 1999 - Visegrad, Hungary
Duration: 1999 Jun 281999 Jul 2

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other16th International conference on Information Processing in Medical Imaging, IPMI 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The assessment of chronic liver diseases by sonography'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this