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Computer aided diagnosis of osteoporosis using multi-slice CT images
Author(s): Eiji Takahashi; Shinsuke Saita; Yoshiki Kawata; Noboru Niki; Masako Ito; Hiromu Nishitani; Noriyuki Moriyama
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Paper Abstract

The patients of osteoporosis comprised about 11 million people in Japan and it is one of the problems the aging society has. In order to prevent the osteoporosis, it is necessary to do early detection and treatment. The development of Multislice CT technology made it possible to perform the three dimensional (3-D) image analysis with higher body axis resolution and shorter scan time. The 3-D image analysis using multi-slice CT images of thoracic vertebra can be used as a support to diagnose osteoporosis and at the same time can be used for lung cancer screening which may lead to its early detection. We develop an automatic extraction algorithm of vertebra, and the analysis algorithm of the vertebral body using shape analysis and a bone density measurement for the computer aided diagnosis of osteoporosis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7624, Medical Imaging 2010: Computer-Aided Diagnosis, 76243Q (9 March 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.844628
Show Author Affiliations
Eiji Takahashi, Univ. of Tokushima (Japan)
Shinsuke Saita, Univ. of Tokushima (Japan)
Yoshiki Kawata, Univ. of Tokushima (Japan)
Noboru Niki, Univ. of Tokushima (Japan)
Masako Ito, Nagasaki Univ. School of Medicine (Japan)
Hiromu Nishitani, Univ. of Tokushima (Japan)
Noriyuki Moriyama, National Cancer Ctr. Hospital East (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7624:
Medical Imaging 2010: Computer-Aided Diagnosis
Nico Karssemeijer; Ronald M. Summers, Editor(s)

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