Samuel Armato III - Publications

Selected Publications: (2002-present and earlier pertinent articles)

1. Armato SG III, Giger ML, MacMahon H: Automated detection of lung nodules in CT scans: Preliminary results. Medical Physics 28: 1552–1561, 2001.

2. Armato SG III, Li F, Giger ML, MacMahon H, Sone S, Doi K: Lung cancer: Performance of automated lung nodule detection applied to cancers missed in a CT screening program. Radiology 225: 685–692, 2002.

3. Armato SG III, Altman MB, La Rivière PJ: Automated detection of lung nodules in CT scans: Effect of image reconstruction algorithm. Medical Physics 30: 461–472, 2003.

4. Armato SG III, Altman MB, Wilkie J, Sone S, Li F, Doi K, Roy AS: Automated lung nodule classification following automated nodule detection on CT: A serial approach. Medical Physics 30: 1188–1197, 2003.

5. Armato SG III: Image annotation for conveying automated lung nodule detection results to radiologists. Academic Radiology 10: 1000–1007, 2003.

6. Armato III SG, Oxnard GR, MacMahon H, Vogelzang NJ, Kindler HL, Kocherginsky M, Starkey A: Measurement of mesothelioma on thoracic CT scans: A comparison of manual and computer-assisted techniques. Medical Physics 31: 1105–1115, 2004.

7. Armato III SG, McLennan G, McNitt-Gray MF, Meyer CR, Yankelevitz D, Aberle DR, Henschke CI, Hoffman EA, Kazerooni EA, MacMahon H, Reeves AP, Croft BY, Clarke LP, et al.: The Lung Image Database Consortium (LIDC): Developing a resource for the medical imaging research community. Radiology 232:739–748, 2004.

8. Armato SG III, Sensakovic WF: Automated lung segmentation for thoracic CT: Impact on computer-aided diagnosis. Academic Radiology 11:1011–1021, 2004.

9. Sensakovic WF, Armato SG III, Starkey A, Ogarek JL: Automated matching of temporally sequential CT sections. Medical Physics 31:3417–3424, 2004.

10. Dodd LE, Wagner RF, Armato III SG, McNitt-Gray MF, Beiden S, Chan H-P, Gur D, McLennan G, Metz CE, Petrick N, Sahiner B, Sayre J, the LIDC Research Group: Assessment methodologies and statistical issues for computer-aided diagnosis of lung nodules in CT: Contemporary research topics relevant to the Lung Image Database Consortium. Academic Radiology 11:462–475, 2004.

11. Armato SG III, Roy AS, MacMahon H, Li F, Doi K, Sone S, Altman MB: Evaluation of automated lung nodule detection on low-dose CT scans from a lung cancer screening program. Academic Radiology 12:337–346, 2005.

12. Armato SG III, Oxnard GR, Kocherginsky M, Vogelzang NJ, Kindler HL, MacMahon H: Evaluation of semi-automated measurements of mesothelioma tumor thickness on CT scans. Academic Radiology 12:1301–1309, 2005.

13. Armato SG III, Oxnard GR: The radiologic measurement of mesothelioma. Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America 19: 1053–1066, 2005.

14. Armato SG III, MacMahon H, Oxnard GR, Croteau CL, Vogelzang NJ: Radiologic assessment of mesothelioma. In: Pass HI, Vogelzang NJ, Carbone M, eds. Malignant Mesothelioma. New York: Springer; pp. 433–453, 2005.

15. Agam G, Armato SG III, Wu C: Vessel tree reconstruction in thoracic CT scans with application to nodule detection. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging 24:486–499, 2005.

16. Armato SG III, Doshi DJ, Engelmann R, Croteau CL, MacMahon H: Temporal subtraction in chest radiography: Automated assessment of registration accuracy. Medical Physics 33:1239–1249, 2006.

17. Armato SG III, Doshi DJ, Engelmann R, Caligiuri P, MacMahon H: Temporal subtraction of dual-energy chest radiographs. Medical Physics 2006 33:1911–1919, 2006.

18. Armato SG III, Ogarek JL, Starkey A, Vogelzang NJ, Kindler HL, Kocherginsky M, MacMahon H: Variability in mesothelioma tumor response classification. American Journal of Roentgenology 186:1000–1006, 2006.

19. Oxnard GR, Armato SG III, Kindler HL: Modeling of mesothelioma growth demonstrates weaknesses of current response criteria. Lung Cancer 52:141–148, 2006.

20. Roy AS, Armato SG III, Wilson A, Drukker K: Automated detection of lung nodules in CT scans: False-positive reduction with the radial gradient index. Medical Physics 33:1133–1140, 2006.

21. Sensakovic WF, Armato SG III, Starkey A, Caligiuri P: Automated lung segmentation of diseased and artifact-corrupted MR sections. Medical Physics 33:3085–3093, 2006.

22. Meyer CR, Johnson TD, McLennan G, Aberle DR, Kazerooni EA, MacMahon H, Mullan BF, Yankelevitz DF, van Beek EJR, Armato SG III, McNitt-Gray MF, Reeves AP, Gur D, Henschke CI, Hoffman EA, Bland PH, Laderach G, Pais R, Qing D, Piker C, Guo J, Engelmann RM, Starkey A, Max D, Croft BY, Clarke LP, and The Lung Image Database Consortium: Evaluation of lung MDCT nodule annotations across radiologists and methods. Academic Radiology 13:1254–1265, 2006.

23. Armato SG III, McNitt-Gray MF, Reeves AP, Meyer CR, McLennan G, Aberle DR, Kazerooni EA, MacMahon H, van Beek EJR, Yankelevitz D, Hoffman EA, Henschke CI, Roberts RY, Brown MS, Engelmann RM, Pais RC, Piker CW, Qing D, Kocherginsky M, Croft BY, Clarke LP: The Lung Image Database Consortium (LIDC): An evaluation of radiologist variability in the identification of lung nodules on CT scans. Academic Radiology 14: 1409–1421, 2007.

24. Armato SG III, Roberts RY, McNitt-Gray MF, Meyer CR, Reeves AP, McLennan G, Engelmann RM, Bland PH, Aberle DR, Kazerooni EA, MacMahon H, van Beek EJR, Yankelevitz D, Croft BY, Clarke LP: The Lung Image Database Consortium (LIDC): Ensuring the integrity of expert-defined “truth.” Academic Radiology 14: 1455–1463, 2007.

25. Sensakovic WF, Armato SG III, Starkey A: Two-dimensional extrapolation methods for texture analysis on CT scans. Medical Physics 34: 3465–3472, 2007.

26. McNitt-Gray MF, Armato SG III, Meyer CR, Reeves AP, McLennan G, Pais R, Freymann J, Brown MS, Engelmann RM, Bland PH, Laderach GE, Piker C, Guo J, Towfic Z, Qing DP, Yankelevitz DF, Aberle DR, van Beek EJR, MacMahon H, Kazerooni EA, Croft BY, Clarke LP: The Lung Image Database Consortium (LIDC) data collection process for nodule detection and annotation. Academic Radiology 14: 1464–1474, 2007.

27. Reeves AP, Biancardi AM, Apanasovich TV, Meyer CR, MacMahon H, van Beek EJR, Kazerooni EA, Yankelevitz DF, McNitt-Gray MF, McLennan G, Armato SG III, Henschke CI, Aberle DR, Croft BY, Clarke LP: The Lung Image Database Consortium (LIDC): A comparison of different size metrics for pulmonary nodule measurements. Academic Radiology 14: 1475–1485, 2007.

28. Armato SG III, McLennan G, Meyer CR, Reeves AP, McNitt-Gray MF, Croft BY, Clarke LP: The Reference Image Database to Evaluate Response to therapy in lung cancer (RIDER) project: A resource for the development of change analysis software. (invited) Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 84: 448–456, 2008.

29. Sensakovic WF, Starkey A, Roberts RY, Armato SG III: Discrete-space vs. continuous-space lesion boundary and area definitions. Medical Physics 35: 4070–4078, 2008.

30. Suzuki K, Yoshida H, Näppi J, Armato SG III, Dachman AH: Mixture of expert 3D massive-training ANNs for reduction of multiple types of false positives in CAD for detection of polyps in CT colonography. Medical Physics 35: 694–703, 2008.

31. Faoro L, Hutto JY, Salgia R, El-Zayaty SA, Ferguson MK, Cheney RT, Reid ME, Armato SG III, Krausz T, Husain AN: Lymphatic vessel density is not associated with lymph node metastasis in non-small cell lung carcinoma. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 132: 1882–1888, 2008.

32. Armato SG III, Roberts RY, Kocherginsky M, Aberle DR, Kazerooni EA, MacMahon H, van Beek EJR, Yankelevitz DF, McLennan G, McNitt-Gray MF, Meyer CR, Reeves AP, Caligiuri P, Quint LE, Sundaram B, Croft BY, Clarke LP: Assessment of radiologist performance in the detection of lung nodules: Dependence on the definition of “truth”. Academic Radiology 16: 28–38, 2009.

33. Armato SG III, Sensakovic WF, Passen SJ, Engelmann RM, MacMahon H: Temporal subtraction in chest radiography: Mutual information as a measure of image quality. Medical Physics 36: 5675–5682, 2009.

34. Sensakovic WF, Starkey A, Armato SG III: A modified gradient correlation filter for image segmentation: Application to airway and bowel. Medical Physics 36: 480–485, 2009.

35. Meyer CR, Armato SG III, Fenimore CP, McLennan G, Bidaut LM, Barboriak DP, Gavrielides MA, Jackson EF, McNitt-Gray MF, Kinahan PE, Petrick N, Zhao B: Quantitative imaging to assess tumor response to therapy: Common themes of measurement, truth data and error sources. Translational Oncology 2: 198–210, 2009.

36. McNitt-Gray MF, Bidaut LM, Armato SG III, Meyer CR, Gavrielides MA, Fenimore CP, McLennan G, Petrick N, Zhao B, Reeves AP, Beichel R, Kim H-J, Kinnard L: CT assessment of response to therapy: Tumor volume change measurement, truth data and error. Translational Oncology 2009 2: 216–222, 2009.

37. Kinahan PE, Doot RK, Wanner-Roybal M, Bidaut LM, Armato SG III, Meyer CR, McLennan G: PET/CT assessment of response to therapy: Tumor change measurement, truth data and error. Translational Oncology 2: 223–230, 2009.

38. Zinovev D, Varutbangkul E, Raicu D, Furst J, Armato SG III: Semi-supervised learning approaches for predicting semantic characteristics of lung nodules. Intelligent Decision Technologies 3: 207–217, 2009.

39. Sensakovic WF, Starkey A, Roberts RY, Straus C, Caligiuri P, Kocherginsky M, Armato SG III: The influence of initial outlines on manual segmentation. Medical Physics 37: 2153–2158, 2010.

40. Raicu DS, Varutbangkul E, Furst JD, Armato SG III: Modeling semantics from image data: Opportunities from LIDC. International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology 3: 83–113, 2010.

41. van Ginneken B, Armato SG III, de Hoop B, van Amelsvoort-van de Vorst S, Duindam T, Niemeijer M, Murphy K, Schilham A, Retico A, Fantacci ME, Camarlinghi N, Bagagli F, Gori I, Hara T, Fujita H, Gargano G, Bellotti R, Tangaro S, Bolaños L, De Carlo F, Cerello P, Cheran SC, Torres EL, Prokop M: Comparing and combining algorithms for computer-aided detection of pulmonary nodules in computed tomography scans: The ANODE09 study. Medical Image Analysis, 14: 707–722, 2010.

42. Armato SG III, McLennan G, Bidaut L, McNitt-Gray MF, Meyer CR, Reeves AP, Zhao B, Aberle DR, Henschke CI, Hoffman EA, Kazerooni EA, MacMahon H, van Beek EJR, Yankelevitz D, et al.: The Lung Image Database Consortium (LIDC) and Image Database Resource Initiative (IDRI): A completed reference database of lung nodules on CT scans. Medical Physics, 38: 915–931, 2011.

43. Sensakovic WF, Armato SG III, Straus C, Roberts RY, Caligiuri P, Starkey A, Kindler HL: Computerized segmentation and measurement of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Medical Physics, 38: 238–244, 2011.

44. Sensakovic WF, Armato SG III, Starkey A, Kindler HL, Vigneswaran WT: Quantitative measurement of lung reexpansion in malignant pleural mesothelioma patients undergoing pleurectomy/decortication. Academic Radiology, 18: 294–298, 2011.

45. Corson N, Sensakovic WF, Straus C, Starkey A, Armato SG III: Characterization of mesothelioma and tissues present in contrast-enhanced thoracic CT scans. Medical Physics, 38: 942–947, 2011.

46. Armato SG III, Gruszauskas NP, MacMahon H, Torno MD, Li F, Engelmann RM, Starkey A, Pudela CL, Marino JS, Chang PJ, Giger ML:  Research imaging in an academic medical center. Academic Radiology, 19: 762–771, 2012.

47. Cunliffe AR, Al-Hallaq HA, Labby ZE, Pelizzari CA, Straus C, Sensakovic WF, Ludwig M, Armato SG III:  Lung texture in serial thoracic CT scans: Assessment of change introduced by image registration. Medical Physics 39: 4679–4690, 2012.

48. Labby ZE, Armato SG III, Kindler HL, Dignam JJ, Hasani A, Nowak AK:  Optimization of response classification criteria for patients with malignant mesothelioma. Journal of Thoracic Oncology 7: 1728–1734, 2012.

49. Li F, Engelmann R, Pesce L, Armato SG III, MacMahon H:  Improved detection of focal pneumonia by chest radiography with bone suppression imaging. European Radiology 22: 2729–2735, 2012.

50. Zinovev D, Duo Y, Raicu DS, Furst JD, Armato SG III:  Consensus versus disagreement in imaging research: A case study using the LIDC Database. Journal of Digital Imaging 25: 423–436, 2012.

51. Kindler HL, Karrison TG, Gandara DR, Lu C, Krug LM, Stevenson JP, Janne PA, Quinn DI, Koczywas MN, Brahmer JR, Albain KS, Taber DA, Armato SG III, Vogelzang NJ, Chen HX, Stadler WM, Vokes EE:  Multi-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized phase II trial of gemcitabine/cisplatin plus bevacizumab or placebo in patients with malignant mesothelioma. Journal of Clinical Oncology 30: 2509–2515, 2012.

52. Carey GB, Kazantsev S, Surati M, Kanteti A, Rolle CE, Kanteti A, Sadiq A, Bahroos N, Raumann B, Madduri R, Dave P, Starkey A, Hensing T, Husain AN, Vokes EE, Vigneswaran W, Armato SG III, Kindler HL, Salgia R:  Utilisation of a thoracic oncology database to capture radiological and pathological images for evaluation of response to chemotherapy in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. BMJ Open 2: e001620, 2012.

53. Mollberg NM, Parsad NM, Armato SG III, Vigneswaran J, Kindler HL, Sensakovic WF, Salgia R, Silverstein JC, Vigneswaran WT:  Three-dimensional stereoscopic volume rendering of malignant pleural mesothelioma. International Surgery 97: 65–70, 2012.

54. Labby ZE, Armato SG III, Dignam JJ, Straus C, Kindler HL, Nowak AK:  Lung volume measurements as a surrogate marker for patient response in malignant pleural mesothelioma. Journal of Thoracic Oncology 8: 478–486, 2013.

55. Labby ZE, Nowak AK, Dignam JJ, Straus C, Kindler HL, Armato SG III:  Disease volumes as a marker for patient response in malignant pleural mesothelioma. Annals of Oncology 24: 999–1005, 2013.

56. Labby ZE, Straus C, Caligiuri P, MacMahon H, Li P, Funaki A, Kindler HL, Armato SG III:  Variability of tumor area measurements for response assessment in malignant pleural mesothelioma. Medical Physics 40: 081916 (10 pages), 2013.

57. Cunliffe AR, Armato SG III, Fei XM, Tuohy RE, Al-Hallaq HA:  Lung texture in serial thoracic CT scans: Registration-based methods to compare anatomically matched regions. Medical Physics 40: 061906 (9 pages), 2013.

58. Ozturk N, Armato SG III, Giger ML, Serago C, Ross LF:  A survey on ethics and professionalism in medical physics. Medical Physics 40: 047001 (8 pages), 2013.

59. Huo Z, Summers RM, Paquerault S, Lo J, Hoffmeister J, Armato SG III, Freedman MT, Lin J, Lo S-CB, Petrick N, Sahiner B, Fryd D, Yoshida H, Chan H-P:  Quality assurance and training procedures for computer-aided detection and diagnosis systems in clinical use. Medical Physics 40: 077001 (13 pages), 2013.

60. Petrick N, Sahiner B, Armato SG III, Bert A, Correale L, Delsanto S, Freedman MT, Fryd D, Gur D, Hadjiiski L, Huo Z, Jiang Y, Morra L, Paquerault S, Raykar V, Samuelson F, Summers RM, Tourassi G, Yoshida H, Zheng B, Zhou C, Chan H-P:  Evaluation of computer-aided detection and diagnosis systems. Medical Physics 40: 087001 (17 pages), 2013.

61. Corson N, Armato SG III, Labby ZE, Straus C, Starkey A, Gomberg-Maitland M:  CT-based pulmonary artery measurements for the assessment of pulmonary hypertension. Academic Radiology, 21: 523–530, 2014.

62. Armato III SG, Nowak AK, Francis RJ, Kocherginsky M, Byrne MJ:  Observer variability in mesothelioma tumor thickness measurements: Defining minimally measurable lesions. Journal of Thoracic Oncology 2014 (in press).

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