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Automatic Quantification of Spinal Curvature in Scoliotic Radiograph using Image Processing

Anitha, H and Prabhu, G K (2012) Automatic Quantification of Spinal Curvature in Scoliotic Radiograph using Image Processing. Journal of Medical systems, 36 (3). 1943-1951..

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Abstract

Choosing the most suitable treatment for the scoliosis relies heavily on accurate and reproducible spinal curvature measurement from radiographs. Our objective is to reduce the variability in spinal curvature measurement by reducing the user intervention and bias. In order to determine the reliability of the spinal curvature measurement as it is in the clinical measurement of scoliosis a methodological survey has been carried out that concludes with inter and intra observer error variation. The proposed method list out horizontal inclination of all the vertebrae’s in terms of slopes using active contour models and morphological operators. This facilitates the radiologist to decide end vertebrae and hence inter/intra observer variation is completely eliminated. Tables 1 and 2 shows the observer error variation between manual and proposed methods in terms of mean and standard deviation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Scoliosis · Cobb angle Active contour models
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Biomedical
Engineering > MIT Manipal > Electronics and Communication
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2013 04:51
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2013 04:51
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/78551

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