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Research progress of artificial intelligence measurement technology for three-dimensional volume of breast cancer based on dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging
XU Jingyao  LIU Xiaomin  ZHANG Xinfeng  GUO Wei  WANG Fei  LI Xiangsheng 

XU J Y, LIU X M, ZHANG X F, et al. Research progress of artificial intelligence measurement technology for three-dimensional volume of breast cancer based on dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2023, 14(9): 148-153. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.09.027.

[Abstract] As one of the important imaging methods for breast diseases, MRI is of great significance in the early detection of breast cancer and prediction of outcome. At present, the assessment of breast cancer tumor size is mainly based on the information of tumor diameter and morphology contained in two-dimensional images, which has certain limitations and low reproducibility, and the prediction accuracy needs to be further improved. Based on dynamic contrast enhanced MRI measurement of tumor volume and other three-dimensional information can provide an important basis for determining the course of breast cancer and evaluating the efficacy of neoadjuvant chemotherapy. However, the measurement of 3D information of breast cancer tumors relies on the experience of the physicians and takes a long time. To improve the measurement accuracy and reduce the time cost, artificial intelligence technology has a promising research prospect in the field of breast MRI. In view of this, we compared the research and applications of artificial intelligence, especially deep learning techniques, in automated breast cancer tumor volume measurement, mainly in the areas of image segmentation, morphological 3D reconstruction, visualization and volume measurement. This paper provides precise material for clinicians to gain insight into how AI techniques can help in automated and high-precision measurement of breast tumors, and provides ideas for information technology personnel to understand how AI techniques can be applied to breast tumor measurement.
[Keywords] breast cancer;breast tumor volume;deep learning;image segmentation;3D reconstruction techniques;magnetic resonance imaging

XU Jingyao1   LIU Xiaomin1   ZHANG Xinfeng1   GUO Wei2   WANG Fei2   LI Xiangsheng2*  

1 Faculty of Information Technology, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China

2 Department of Medical Imaging, Air Force Medical Center, People Military Army, Beijing 100142, China

Corresponding author: Li XS, E-mail:

Conflicts of interest   None.

Received  2023-03-08
Accepted  2023-07-27
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.09.027
XU J Y, LIU X M, ZHANG X F, et al. Research progress of artificial intelligence measurement technology for three-dimensional volume of breast cancer based on dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2023, 14(9): 148-153. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.09.027.

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