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Computer aided diagnosis and treatment planning for developmental dysplasia of the hip
Author(s): Bin Li; Hongbing Lu; Wenli Cai; Xiang Li; Jie Meng; Zhengrong Liang
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Paper Abstract

The developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a congenital malformation affecting the proximal femurs and acetabulum that are subluxatable, dislocatable, and dislocated. Early diagnosis and treatment is important because failure to diagnose and improper treatment can result in significant morbidity. In this paper, we designed and implemented a computer aided system for the diagnosis and treatment planning of this disease. With the design, the patient received CT (computed tomography) or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan first. A mixture-based PV partial-volume algorithm was applied to perform bone segmentation on CT image, followed by three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction and display of the segmented image, demonstrating the special relationship between the acetabulum and femurs for visual judgment. Several standard procedures, such as Salter procedure, Pemberton procedure and Femoral Shortening osteotomy, were simulated on the screen to rehearse a virtual treatment plan. Quantitative measurement of Acetabular Index (AI) and Femoral Neck Anteversion (FNA) were performed on the 3D image for evaluation of DDH and treatment plans. PC graphics-card GPU architecture was exploited to accelerate the 3D rendering and geometric manipulation. The prototype system was implemented on PC/Windows environment and is currently under clinical trial on patient datasets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5744, Medical Imaging 2005: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display, (12 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.595645
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Bin Li, State Univ. of New York/Stony Brook (United States)
Hongbing Lu, Fourth Military Medical Univ. (China)
Wenli Cai, Massachusetts General Hospital (United States)
Xiang Li, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Jie Meng, Xijing Hospital (China)
Zhengrong Liang, State Univ. of New York/Stony Brook (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5744:
Medical Imaging 2005: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display
Robert L. Galloway; Kevin R. Cleary, Editor(s)

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