Paolo Soda, Giulio Iannello


At the present, Indirect ImmunoFluorescence (IIF) imaging is the recommended method for the detection of antinuclear autoantibodies. IIF diagnosis requires to estimate the fluorescence intensity and to describe the staining pattern, but resources and adequately trained personnel are not always available. In this respect, an evident medical demand is the development of Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD) tools that can offer a support to physician decision. In this paper we present a comprehensive system that supports the two sides of IIF tests classification. It is based on a cascade of two systems: the first labels the fluorescence intensity, whereas the second recognizes the staining pattern of positive wells. The analysis of its perspective performance shows the system potential in lowering the method variability, in increasing the level of standardization and in reducing the specialist workload by more than 80%.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Soda P. and Iannello G. (2009). A CAD SYSTEM FOR IIF TESTS . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-63-0, pages 43-50. DOI: 10.5220/0001544800430050

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author={Paolo Soda and Giulio Iannello},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009)},

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JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009)
SN - 978-989-8111-63-0
AU - Soda P.
AU - Iannello G.
PY - 2009
SP - 43
EP - 50
DO - 10.5220/0001544800430050