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Diagnostic workstation for digital hand atlas in bone age assessment
Author(s): Fei Cao; H. K. Huang; Ewa Pietka; Vicente Gilsanz; Steven Ominsky
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Paper Abstract

Bone age assessment by a radiological examination of a hand and wrist image is a procedure frequently performed in pediatric patients to evaluate growth disorders, determine growth potential in children and monitor therapy effects. The assessment method currently used in radiological diagnosis is based on atlas matching of the diagnosed hand image with the reference set of atlas patterns, which was developed in 1950s and is not fully applicable for children of today. We intent to implement a diagnostic workstation for creating a new reference set of clinically normal images which will serve as a digital atlas and can be used for a computer-assisted bone age assessment. In this paper, we present the initial data- collection and system setup phase of this five-year research program. We describe the system design, user interface implementation and software tool development for collection, visualization, management and processing of clinically normal hand and wrist images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 June 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3335, Medical Imaging 1998: Image Display, (26 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.312539
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Fei Cao, Univ. of California/San Francisco School of Medicine (United States)
H. K. Huang, Univ. of California/San Francisco School of Medicine (United States)
Ewa Pietka, Univ. of California/San Francisco School of Medicine (Poland)
Vicente Gilsanz, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (United States)
Steven Ominsky, Univ. of California/San Francisco School of Medicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3335:
Medical Imaging 1998: Image Display
Yongmin Kim; Seong Ki Mun, Editor(s)

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