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Automatic CT Measurement In Lumbar Vertebrae
Author(s): Johannes T. Bisseling; Leon J. Th. O. van Erning; Theo E. Schouten; J. Albert M. Lemmen
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Paper Abstract

Reliable software for automatic determination of the border between the cancellous bone and the cortical bone of lumbar vertebrae has been developed. An automatic procedure is needed because calculations in a larger series of patient data take too much time due to the inevitable human interaction required by available software packages. Processing in batch mode is essential. An important advantage of automatic outlining is its reproducibility, because only a single technique with objective criteria is used. In a so-called Region Of Interest (ROI) texture analysis can be performed to quantify the condition of the vertebral body in order to diagnose osteoporosis. This technique may be an alternative to a classification based solely on the average X-ray absorption value.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 April 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1030, Biostereometrics '88, (14 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950464
Show Author Affiliations
Johannes T. Bisseling, St. Radboud University Hospital (Netherlands)
Leon J. Th. O. van Erning, St. Radboud University Hospital (Netherlands)
Theo E. Schouten, St. Radboud University Hospital (Netherlands)
J. Albert M. Lemmen, St. Radboud University Hospital (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1030:
Biostereometrics '88
Juerg U. Baumann; Robin E. Herron, Editor(s)

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