Visual Analytics for Hypothesis-Driven Exploration in Computational Pathology

Alberto Corvo (Corresponding author), Humberto Garcia Caballero, Michel A. Westenberg, Marc A. van Driel, Jack J. van Wijk

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Recent advances in computational and algorithmic power are evolving the field of medical imaging rapidly. In cancer research, many new directions are sought to characterize patients with additional imaging features derived from radiology and pathology images. The emerging field of Computational Pathology targets the high-throughput extraction and analysis of the spatial distribution of cells from digital histopathology images. The associated morphological and architectural features allow researchers to quantify and characterize new imaging biomarkers for cancer diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment decisions. However, while the image feature space grows, exploration and analysis become more difficult and ineffective. There is a need for dedicated interfaces for interactive data manipulation and visual analysis of computational pathology and clinical data. For this purpose, we present IIComPath, a visual analytics approach that enables clinical researchers to formulate hypotheses and create computational pathology pipelines involving cohort construction, spatial analysis of image-derived features, and cohort analysis. We demonstrate our approach through use cases that investigate the prognostic value of current diagnostic features and new computational pathology biomarkers.
Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)1 - 1
TijdschriftIEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
Nummer van het tijdschriftXX
StatusE-publicatie vóór gedrukte publicatie - 27 apr 2020

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