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Three-dimensional analysis of lung areas using thin slice CT images
Author(s): Tetsuya Tozaki; Yoshiki Kawata; Noboru Niki; Hironobu Ohmatsu; Kenji Eguchi; Noriyuki Moriyama
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Paper Abstract

The lung area has very complicated structure which consists of the bronchus, the pulmonary artery, and the pulmonary vein. So it is difficult for even medical doctors to understand the spatial relationships among the tumor, the bronchus, and the blood vessels. Here we present a 3D image analysis method of lung areas using thin slice CT images, and we apply this system to the differential diagnosis such as malignant or benign decision of the abnormal tissue. This system consists of two steps. The first step is the analysis of the structure of the lung area, and the second step is the visualization of classified pulmonary organs for quantitative analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2709, Medical Imaging 1996: Physiology and Function from Multidimensional Images, (8 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.237852
Show Author Affiliations
Tetsuya Tozaki, Univ. of Tokushima (Japan)
Yoshiki Kawata, Univ. of Tokushima (Japan)
Noboru Niki, Univ. of Tokushima (Japan)
Hironobu Ohmatsu, National Cancer Ctr. Hospital East (Japan)
Kenji Eguchi, National Cancer Ctr. Hospital (Japan)
Noriyuki Moriyama, National Cancer Ctr. Hospital East (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2709:
Medical Imaging 1996: Physiology and Function from Multidimensional Images
Eric A. Hoffman, Editor(s)

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