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Image processing of radiographs for the early detection of bone loss
Author(s): Isaac Leichter; Victor Neeman; Meir Liebergall
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Paper Abstract

Optical Fourier analysis has been used to estimate quantitatively the bone tissue structure. The two dimensional power spectrum of the light transmitted through the trabecular pattern on a radiograph of the femoral neck was analyzed. Measurements were taken along the compressive and tensile stress trajectories in the femoral neck. When the trabecular architecture changed, significant changes in the high frequency region of the power spectrum were detected. Quantitative processing was used to define parameters characterizing the trabecular architecture. Significant differences were found between the trabecular pattern in bones of normal subjects and in bones of osteoporotic patients.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2426, 9th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel, (6 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211182
Show Author Affiliations
Isaac Leichter, Jerusalem College of Technology (Israel)
Victor Neeman, Jerusalem College of Technology (Israel)
Meir Liebergall, Hadassah Medical Ctr. (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2426:
9th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel
Itzhak Shladov; Yitzhak Wiessman; Natan Kopeika, Editor(s)

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