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Determinants Of Acceptability Of Radiographic Images For Archival Digital Storage
Author(s): C. R. Markivee; W. J. Nalesnik; M. C. Chiang; J. R. Tio; E. L. Hall
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Paper Abstract

The parameter, quality of radiographic film exposure, was evaluated by computer and 15 human observers for the purpose of determining the feasibility of automatic computer eval-uation of radiographs prior to archival storage. Histograms of digitized knee radiographs were parameterized according to the Pearson technique and the computer was used to grade exposure quality relative to a set of training radiographs evaluated by the readers. There was a significant variation in the assessment of film exposure quality among the different observers. The computer scored 73% for the AP films and 53% for the laterals relative to the general consensus. The discrepancies were explained in terms of differences in anatomy and radiographic technique. The significance of this work is that it demonstrates that a computer can grade films according to a predetermined standard set by the radiologist.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 1983
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0418, Picture Archiving and Communication Systems, (16 May 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935988
Show Author Affiliations
C. R. Markivee, St. Louis University Medical Center (United States)
W. J. Nalesnik, St. Louis University Medical Center (United States)
M. C. Chiang, University of Tennessee/Knoxville (United States)
J. R. Tio, University of Tennessee/Knoxville (United States)
E. L. Hall, University of Tennessee/Knoxville (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0418:
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems
Samuel J. Dwyer, Editor(s)

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