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Spinal Bone Mineral Determination Using Automated Contour Detection: Application To Single And Dual Energy CT
Author(s): Tamar Sandor; Willi A. Kalender; William B . Hanlon; Barbara N. Weissman; Calvin Rumbaugh
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Paper Abstract

The measurement of spinal bone mineral content has been achieved by using automated contour detection on CT images. The method reproducibly provides a definition of the cortical area and calibrates a region of interest over essentially the whole spongeous bone. The algorithm can be used in single and dual energy CT studies. In single energy examinations the analyses employ a correction procedure based upon the method introduced by Cann and Genant. The procedures were tested on 40 randomly selected vertebral images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 1985
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0555, Medical Imaging and Instrumentation '85, (19 September 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.949493
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Tamar Sandor, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital (United States)
Willi A. Kalender, Siemens AG (Federal Republic of Germany)
William B . Hanlon, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital (United States)
Barbara N. Weissman, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital (United States)
Calvin Rumbaugh, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0555:
Medical Imaging and Instrumentation '85
James A. Mulvaney, Editor(s)

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