Correlation Engine 2.0
Clear Search sequence regions


Sizes of these terms reflect their relevance to your search.

Assessing the pattern of nuclear chromatin is essential for pathological investigations. However, the interpretation of nuclear pattern is subjective. In this study, we performed the texture analysis of nuclear chromatin in breast cancer samples to determine the nuclear pleomorphism score thereof. We used three different algorithms for extracting high-level texture features: the gray-level co-occurrence matrix (GLCM), gray-level run length matrix (GLRLM), and gray-level size zone matrix (GLSZM). Using these algorithms, 12 GLCM, 11 GLRLM, and 16 GLSZM features were extracted from three scores of breast carcinoma (Scores 1-3). Classification accuracy was assessed using the support vector machine (SVM) and k-nearest neighbor (KNN) classification models. Three features of GLCM, 11 of GLRLM, and 12 of GLSZM were consistent across the three nuclear pleomorphism scores of breast cancer. Comparing Scores 1 and 3, the GLSZM feature large zone high gray-level emphasis showed the largest difference among breast cancer nuclear scores among all features of the three algorithms. The SVM and KNN classifiers showed favorable results for all three algorithms. A multiclass classification was performed to compare and distinguish between the scores of breast cancer. Texture features of nuclear chromatin can provide useful information for nuclear scoring. However, further validation of the correlations of histopathologic features, and standardization of the texture analysis process, are required to achieve better classification results. © 2020 The Authors. Cytometry Part A published by Wiley Periodicals LLC on behalf of International Society for Advancement of Cytometry. © 2020 The Authors. Cytometry Part A published by Wiley Periodicals LLC on behalf of International Society for Advancement of Cytometry.

Citation

Hye-Kyung Lee, Cho-Hee Kim, Subrata Bhattacharjee, Hyeon-Gyun Park, Deekshitha Prakash, Heung-Kook Choi. A Paradigm Shift in Nuclear Chromatin Interpretation: From Qualitative Intuitive Recognition to Quantitative Texture Analysis of Breast Cancer Cell Nuclei. Cytometry. Part A : the journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology. 2020 Nov 07


PMID: 33159476

View Full Text