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Computer aided diagnosis for osteoporosis based on vertebral column structure analysis
Author(s): Eiji Takahashi; Yoshiki Kawata; Noboru Niki; Yasutaka Nakano; Masafumi Harada; Noriyuki Moriyama
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Paper Abstract

Patients of osteoporosis are comprised of about 11 million people in Japan and it is one of the problems that have gained society. For preventing the osteoporosis, obtaining early detection and treatment are necessary. Multi-slice CT technology has been improving for three dimensional (3D) image analysis, higher body axis resolution and shorter scan time. 3D image analysis using multi-slice CT images of thoracic vertebra can be used for supporting diagnosis of osteoporosis. Simultaneously, this analysis can be used for lung cancer diagnosis which may lead to early detection. We develop automatic extraction and partitioning algorithm for spinal column by analyzing vertebral body structure, and the analysis algorithm of the vertebral body using shape analysis and a bone density measurement for the diagnosis of osteoporosis. An effective result was provided for the case including an insufficient complicated vertebral body bone fracture by the conventional method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8315, Medical Imaging 2012: Computer-Aided Diagnosis, 831533 (23 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.911660
Show Author Affiliations
Eiji Takahashi, Univ. of Tokushima (Japan)
Yoshiki Kawata, Univ. of Tokushima (Japan)
Noboru Niki, Univ. of Tokushima (Japan)
Yasutaka Nakano, Shiga Univ. of Medical Science (Japan)
Masafumi Harada, Univ. of Tokushima (Japan)
Noriyuki Moriyama, National Cancer Ctr. Hospital East (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8315:
Medical Imaging 2012: Computer-Aided Diagnosis
Bram van Ginneken; Carol L. Novak, Editor(s)

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