Part of the AIDA-E (Analysis of Images to Detect Abnormalities in Endoscopy) challenge
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Diagnosis and management of BE are problematic, since gastric metaplasia (GM) and IM frequently coexist in a single patient, but only columnar-lined esophagus with IM is accepted as a premalignant lesion. An intensive biopsy protocol is recommended to detect early, treatable neoplasias. However, standard endoscopy plus mucosal sampling showed low diagnostic power in the early diagnosis of neoplasia on BE. Techniques that improve visualization of Barrett’s esophagus and distinguish intestinal metaplasia from dysplasia and neoplasia are needed to provide for more accurate biopsies and potentially a more efficient use of screening endoscopy.
Confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) is a promising technology that can either be integrated into an endoscope (eCLE; Pentax, Tokyo, Japan) or separated exploting the service channel of the endoscopes (CellVizio; Mauna Kea Technologies, Paris, France) for the observation of mucosal tissue and cellular morphology during ongoing endoscopy (in-Vivo virtual histology).
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Mid November 2015: Release of the first training dataset.
Mid November 2015: Registration opens.
October 2015: Challenge website launched.
April 4th 2016: deadline for submitting results
April 13th 2016: challenge session at ISBI 2016