In order for the specialist to be provided not only with different visual impressions but also with objective support in the diagnosis, automated image-based tissue detection is suitable as a supplement to conventional biopsy. With high-resolution cameras, textural, morphological, color and, if applicable, functional parameters are recorded for characterization of the tissue. Through the use of novel image analysis and interpretation procedures, degenerative tissue or preliminary stages of such changes can be detected and a suggested diagnosis given earlier than was possible before. Automatic retrieval of similar reference images based on the image content supports case-based diagnosis during reporting of findings. Via this procedure, suitable reference cases, including the relevant patient history data, can be displayed during the exam.
“EndoCAD®“ has not yet been certified as a medical device. The Fraunhofer Institute IIS is presenting “EndoCAD®“ with the objective of gaining partners for further development, production and marketing.