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.
R. J. Stanley et al., "Image Analysis Techniques for the Automated Evaluation of Subaxial Subluxation in Cervical Spine X-Ray Images," Proceedings of the 17th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (2004, Bethesda, MD), vol. 17, pp. 204-209, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jun 2004.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CBMS.2004.1311715
17th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (2004: Jun. 25, Bethesda, MD)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
IEEE Computer Society; Texas Tech University College of 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)
Article - Conference proceedings
© 2004 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.