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Automatically determining the orientation of chest images
Author(s): Michael G. Evanoff; Kevin M. McNeill
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Paper Abstract

A review console displaying digital radiographs should automatically display the chest images in proper orientation to save radiologists' time. To accomplish this feat, the authors have developed a simple, rapid algorithm that can be implemented in hardware. Linear regression is used on two orthogonal profiles to determine the top of the image. The edge of the heart is found to make sure the image is not displayed as a mirror image. The algorithm was 90.4 percent successful on 115 chest images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3035, Medical Imaging 1997: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (22 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274584
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Michael G. Evanoff, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Kevin M. McNeill, Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3035:
Medical Imaging 1997: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
Steven C. Horii; G. James Blaine, Editor(s)

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