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Improved implementation of the abnormality manipulation software tools
Author(s): Mark T. Madsen; Kevin S. Berbaum; Kevin M. Schartz; Robert T. Caldwell
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Paper Abstract

Collecting clinical cases for medical imaging perception studies is often challenging. We have developed a suite of software tools for manipulating medical tomographic image sets that overcome these difficulties. In our initial development, abnormalities were removed or inserted on a slice-by-slice basis. To circumvent the problem with potential artifacts in orthogonal views, we have redesigned the tools so that they operate in 3 dimensions. An operator controlled ellipsoid mask region is used to select the removal and the replacement areas. This new approach has been validated on PET data sets and has also been implemented for CT studies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7966, Medical Imaging 2011: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment, 796612 (3 March 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.876866
Show Author Affiliations
Mark T. Madsen, Univ. of Iowa (United States)
Kevin S. Berbaum, Univ. of Iowa (United States)
Kevin M. Schartz, Univ. of Iowa (United States)
Robert T. Caldwell, Univ. of Iowa (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7966:
Medical Imaging 2011: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment
David J. Manning; Craig K. Abbey, Editor(s)

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