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Author(s): Daniel C. Moura
Miguel Velhote Correia
Jorge G. Barbosa
Ana Mafalda Reis
Eusébio Gomes
Manuel Laranjeira
Title: Automatic vertebrae detection in x-ray images
Issue Date: 2007
Abstract: In this paper we will describe our experiments with x-ray image analysis for vertebra detection in juvenile/adolescent patients with idiopathic scoliotic spines. We will focus on detecting vertebrae location in a anterior-posterior x-ray image in a fully automatic way. For accomplishing this, we propose a set of techniques for (i) isolating the spine by removing other bone structures (e.g. ribs), (ii) detecting vertebrae location along the spine using an hierarchical and progressive threshold analysis, and (iii) detecting vertebrae lateral boundaries.
Subject: Engenharia médica
Medical engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia médica
Engineering and technology::Medical engineering
Source: Computational Modelling of Objects Represented in Images: Fundamentals, Methods and Applications
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional

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