Our solution is dedicated to the detection of residual or reccurence of cholesteatoma, explored on ear MRI with diffusion weighted imaging. Our algorithm create zones of interest suspect of cholesteatoma in order to make the radiologist’s diagnosis easier and more efficiency.
Cholesteatoma is a collection of keratinous debris and stratified squamous epithelium, trapped in the middle ear and can lead to bony erosion. The disease is treated surgically often followed by a second-look procedure to check for residual tissue or recurrence. An MRI can be used in order to spare the patient an unnecessary another CT scan and thus decreasing radiation exposure. Cholesteatoma has specific signal-intensity characteristics on magnetic resonance imaging with very high signal intensity on diffusion weighted imaging.
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