Abstract

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting synovial joints of the body, especially the hands and feet, spine, knees and hips. For many patients, the cervical spine is associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Subluxation is the abnormal movement of one of the bones that comprise a joint. In this research, image analysis techniques have been investigated for the recognition of cervical spine x-ray images with one or more instances of subaxial subluxation. Receiver operating characteristic curve results are presented, showing potential for subaxial subluxation discrimination on an image-by-image basis.

Meeting Name

17th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, 2004

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Cervical Spine X-Ray Images; Diagnostic Radiography; Diseases; Image Analysis; Image Recognition; Medical Image Processing; Orthopaedics; Rheumatoid Arthritis; Subaxial Subluxation Discrimination; Synovial Joints

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1063-7125

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2004 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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