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Abstract #0021

Investigating machine learning approaches for quality control of brain tumor spectra

Sreenath P Kyathanahally1, Victor Mocioiu2, Nuno Miguel Pedrosa de Barros3, Johannes Slotboom3, Alan J Wright4, Margarida Julià-Sapé 2, Carles Arús2, and Roland Kreis1

1Depts. Radiology and Clinical Research, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, 2Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red en Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina (CIBER-BBN), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, 3DRNN, Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology/SCAN, University Hospital Bern, Bern, Switzerland, 4CRUK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Despite many potential applications of MR spectroscopy in the clinic, its usage is limited – and the need for human experts to identify bad quality spectra may contribute to this. Previous studies have shown that machine learning methods can be developed to accept or reject a spectrum automatically. In this study, we extend this to different machine learning methods on 1916 spectra from the eTUMOUR and INTERPRET databases. The RUSBoost classifier, which handles unbalanced data, improved specificity and accuracy compared to other classifiers, in particular in combination with an extended feature set and multi-class labels.

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