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Automatic slice image matching algorithm for comparative reading using data of the pulmonary structure
Author(s): Takuya Yamamoto; Mitsuru Kubo; Noboru Niki; Kenji Eguchi; Hironobu Ohmatsu; Ryutaro Kakinuma; Masahiro Kaneko; Masahiro Kusumoto; Noriyuki Moriyama; Kiyoshi Mori; Hiroyuki Nishiyama
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Paper Abstract

The lung cancer is very difficult to treat when condition of disease reaches an advanced stage. Therefore, the early detection and the early treatment by the mass cscreening are important. Now, the3 mass screening using the chest X-rays film is performed, and its detection rate is low. Recently, mass screening for lung cancer started using helical CT. However, since each subject has about 30 images, there is concern about the increase ofa burden to a physician. This comparative reading system solves difficulties of efficient display with the past and present images. But, automatic slice-image-matching is difficult by computer, since the states of the lungs at the time of photography differ from each other. This research analyzed change of the lungs between images with time and proposed automatic slice image mtching algorithm for comparative reading.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5370, Medical Imaging 2004: Image Processing, (12 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.535115
Show Author Affiliations
Takuya Yamamoto, Univ. of Tokushima (Japan)
Mitsuru Kubo, Univ. of Tokushima (Japan)
Noboru Niki, Univ. of Tokushima (Japan)
Kenji Eguchi, Univ. of Tokai (Japan)
Hironobu Ohmatsu, National Cancer Ctr. East (Japan)
Ryutaro Kakinuma, Research Ctr. for Cancer Prevention and Screening (Japan)
Masahiro Kaneko, National Cancer Ctr. Hospital (Japan)
Masahiro Kusumoto, National Cancer Ctr. Hospital (Japan)
Noriyuki Moriyama, National Cancer Ctr. Hospital (Japan)
Kiyoshi Mori, National Tochigi Cancer Ctr. Hospital (Japan)
Hiroyuki Nishiyama, Social Health Insurance Medical Ctr. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5370:
Medical Imaging 2004: Image Processing
J. Michael Fitzpatrick; Milan Sonka, Editor(s)

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