Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0029p97 | Adrenal cortex | ICEECE2012

Diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome by automatic face classification using frontal and side-view photographs

Kosilek R. , Schopohl J. , Grunke M. , Dimopoulou C. , Stalla G. , Reincke M. , Gunther M. , Wurtz R. , Schneider H.

Background: CushingÂ’s syndrome is a disease that presents with clear symptoms and causes considerable harm to the body if left untreated, yet often remains undiagnosed for prolonged periods of time. Face-classification software might recognize typical changes of the face and thus aid in diagnosing the disease early as we have previously shown in the classification of acromegaly.Methods: Using a regular compact digital camera, we took frontal and sid...

ea0026p248 | Pituitary | ECE2011

Detection of acromegaly by automatic face classification software

Schneider H J , Kosilek R , Gunther M , Rommler J , Stalla G K , Sievers C , Reincke M , Schopohl J , Wurtz R

Acromegaly is accompanied by increased morbidity and mortality. The delay between onset of first symptoms and diagnosis of the disease is 6 to 10 years. Acromegaly causes typical changes of the face. We hypothesized that face classification software might help distinguishing between subjects with and without acromegaly on regular photographs and, thus, might help improving early recognition of acromegaly.Methods: We took frontal and side photographs of t...