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Automated analysis of bone scintigrams
Author(s): Jorn Markwardt; H.-J. Sprenger; U. Plaga; Gotthard Richter; G. Nauber; G. Schmidt
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Paper Abstract

Bone scintigraphy is the most frequently used nuclearmedical procedure in oncological diagnostics. A method for the automatic identification and quantitition of bone lesions in bone scintigrams is described. The idea is: without an individual identification of the more than 100 distinguishable bones of the skeleton the scintigram quantitatively will be compared with eg. a ''normal''s scintigram. Before that procedure all the bones will be transformed in size and location to fit the measures of a standard skeleton. Grey levels remain untouched. After the quantitition of regional pulse contents sets of bone masks are used for the identification of the corresponding bones. The normalisation of pulses in bones and the elimination of background in the scintigram are unavoidable prerequisites. The automatic quantitative evaluation of bone scintigrams leads to an improvement of reproducibility accuracy and data presentation for the health care of cancer patients. Percentual deviations to normal left to right side and changes in time are localised and quantified in primary diagnostics follow up and therapy control. I .

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1357, Medtech '89: Medical Imaging, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23916
Show Author Affiliations
Jorn Markwardt, Central Institute for Cancer Research (Germany)
H.-J. Sprenger, Central Institute for Cancer Research (Germany)
U. Plaga, Central Institute for Cancer Research (Germany)
Gotthard Richter, Central Institute for Astrophysics (Germany)
G. Nauber, Central Institute for Cancer Research (Germany)
G. Schmidt, Central Institute for Cancer Research (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1357:
Medtech '89: Medical Imaging
Volkmar Miszalok, Editor(s)

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