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Relationship between Hyperuricemia and Haar-Like Features on Tongue Images.

Cui Y, Liao S, Wang H, Liu H, Wang W, Yin L - Biomed Res Int (2015)

Bottom Line: The sensitivity of the feature with the maximum AUC value was 0.800 and specificity was 0.826 when the Youden index was maximized.Features that performed well were concentrated in the tongue root region.The locations of these discriminative features were in agreement with the interpretation of tongue appearance in traditional Chinese and Western medicine.

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Affiliation: School of Computer Science and Technology, Tianjin University, 92 Weijin Road, Nankai District, Tianjin 300072, China ; Department of Common Required Courses, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 312 Anshanxi Road, Nankai District, Tianjin 300193, China.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To investigate differences in tongue images of subjects with and without hyperuricemia.

Materials and methods: This population-based case-control study was performed in 2012-2013. We collected data from 46 case subjects with hyperuricemia and 46 control subjects, including results of biochemical examinations and tongue images. Symmetrical Haar-like features based on integral images were extracted from tongue images. T-tests were performed to determine the ability of extracted features to distinguish between the case and control groups. We first selected features using the common criterion P < 0.05, then conducted further examination of feature characteristics and feature selection using means and standard deviations of distributions in the case and control groups.

Results: A total of 115,683 features were selected using the criterion P < 0.05. The maximum area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) of these features was 0.877. The sensitivity of the feature with the maximum AUC value was 0.800 and specificity was 0.826 when the Youden index was maximized. Features that performed well were concentrated in the tongue root region.

Conclusions: Symmetrical Haar-like features enabled discrimination of subjects with and without hyperuricemia in our sample. The locations of these discriminative features were in agreement with the interpretation of tongue appearance in traditional Chinese and Western medicine.

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Image processing procedure. (a) Original image acquired by the tongue analyzer. (b) Rectangular area containing the tongue segmented from the original image. (c) Final image scaled to 120 × 100 pixels.
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fig1: Image processing procedure. (a) Original image acquired by the tongue analyzer. (b) Rectangular area containing the tongue segmented from the original image. (c) Final image scaled to 120 × 100 pixels.

Mentions: Tongue images were processed as shown in Figure 1. The original image acquired by the tongue analyzer, which depicts the subject's entire face (Figure 1(a)), was first segmented to include only the rectangular area depicting the tongue (Figure 1(b)). Each image was then scaled to 120 × 100 pixels (Figure 1(c)) to enable efficient feature extraction while retaining color information.


Relationship between Hyperuricemia and Haar-Like Features on Tongue Images.

Cui Y, Liao S, Wang H, Liu H, Wang W, Yin L - Biomed Res Int (2015)

Image processing procedure. (a) Original image acquired by the tongue analyzer. (b) Rectangular area containing the tongue segmented from the original image. (c) Final image scaled to 120 × 100 pixels.
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fig1: Image processing procedure. (a) Original image acquired by the tongue analyzer. (b) Rectangular area containing the tongue segmented from the original image. (c) Final image scaled to 120 × 100 pixels.
Mentions: Tongue images were processed as shown in Figure 1. The original image acquired by the tongue analyzer, which depicts the subject's entire face (Figure 1(a)), was first segmented to include only the rectangular area depicting the tongue (Figure 1(b)). Each image was then scaled to 120 × 100 pixels (Figure 1(c)) to enable efficient feature extraction while retaining color information.

Bottom Line: The sensitivity of the feature with the maximum AUC value was 0.800 and specificity was 0.826 when the Youden index was maximized.Features that performed well were concentrated in the tongue root region.The locations of these discriminative features were in agreement with the interpretation of tongue appearance in traditional Chinese and Western medicine.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: School of Computer Science and Technology, Tianjin University, 92 Weijin Road, Nankai District, Tianjin 300072, China ; Department of Common Required Courses, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 312 Anshanxi Road, Nankai District, Tianjin 300193, China.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To investigate differences in tongue images of subjects with and without hyperuricemia.

Materials and methods: This population-based case-control study was performed in 2012-2013. We collected data from 46 case subjects with hyperuricemia and 46 control subjects, including results of biochemical examinations and tongue images. Symmetrical Haar-like features based on integral images were extracted from tongue images. T-tests were performed to determine the ability of extracted features to distinguish between the case and control groups. We first selected features using the common criterion P < 0.05, then conducted further examination of feature characteristics and feature selection using means and standard deviations of distributions in the case and control groups.

Results: A total of 115,683 features were selected using the criterion P < 0.05. The maximum area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) of these features was 0.877. The sensitivity of the feature with the maximum AUC value was 0.800 and specificity was 0.826 when the Youden index was maximized. Features that performed well were concentrated in the tongue root region.

Conclusions: Symmetrical Haar-like features enabled discrimination of subjects with and without hyperuricemia in our sample. The locations of these discriminative features were in agreement with the interpretation of tongue appearance in traditional Chinese and Western medicine.

No MeSH data available.


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