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Data mining for average images in a digital hand atlas
Author(s): Aifeng Zhang; Fei Cao; Ewa Pietka; Brent J. Liu; H. K. Huang
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Paper Abstract

Bone age assessment is a procedure performed in pediatric patients to quickly evaluate parameters of maturation and growth from a left hand and wrist radiograph. Pietka and Cao have developed a Computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) method of bone age assessment based on a digital hand atlas. The aim of this paper is to extend their work by automatically select the best representative image from a group of normal children based on specific bony features that reflect skeletal maturity. The group can be of any ethnic origin and gender from one year to 18 year old in the digital atlas. This best representative image is defined as the "average" image of the group that can be augmented to Piekta and Cao's method to facilitate in the bone age assessment process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 April 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5371, Medical Imaging 2004: PACS and Imaging Informatics, (19 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.535569
Show Author Affiliations
Aifeng Zhang, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Fei Cao, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Ewa Pietka, Silesian Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Brent J. Liu, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
H. K. Huang, Univ. of Southern California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5371:
Medical Imaging 2004: PACS and Imaging Informatics
Osman M. Ratib; H. K. Huang, Editor(s)

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