The development of imaging techniques for analyzing cervical and lumbar vertebrae
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"Image analysis techniques are developed for detection and analysis of osteophytes in cervical and lumbar vertebrae. Detection of osteophytes helps in identifying conditions of arthritis such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. A size-invariant feature based on disc space narrowing for the detection of claw in cervical vertebrae is introduced. Using K-means clustering, the proposed feature, along with the previously developed size invariant features, is used for the detection of claw in cervical vertebrae. A three-dimensional (3D) model for normal lumbar vertebrae, L1-L5, is developed from computerized tomography (CT) scans. Using the models as a reference, techniques are explored to estimate the orientation angles of individual vertebrae from two-dimensional lumbar X-rays. Experimental results are presented and the scope of future work is discussed"--Abstract, leaf iii.
Stanley, R. Joe
Stoecker, William V.
Moss, Randy Hays, 1953-
Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S. in Computer Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
ix, 53 leaves
© 2008 Prathyusha Lingambhotla, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Citation
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Cervical vertebrae -- Abnormalities -- Diagnosis
Image processing -- Digital techniques
Spine -- Radiography
Vertebrae -- Abnormalities -- Diagnosis
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Lingambhotla, Prathyusha, "The development of imaging techniques for analyzing cervical and lumbar vertebrae" (2008). Masters Theses. 48.