Computer aided diagnostic tool for osteoporosis estimation

Kumar, Shubhangi and Chatterji, S and Thakur, Ritula and Kumar, Neelesh and Pankaj, Dinesh and Jindal, Rohit (2012) Computer aided diagnostic tool for osteoporosis estimation. International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, 9 (4). pp. 316-324. ISSN Online: 1752-6426, Print: 1752-6418

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Quantitative estimation of osteoporosis is the need of the hour. A majority of the older population worldwide is suffering from this disease. X-ray examinations are the most widely used method for osteoporosis estimation. It has severe limitation of examination being qualitative. The paper presents a novel approach by digitising the X-ray films using an X-ray digitiser and analysing the digitised films using LabVIEW Software. The method calculates the Osteoporosis Estimation Index on the basis of the ratio of histogram calculated for selected reference ROI and measurand ROI on the digitised patient images. The results indicate the accuracy and reliability of the technique over the present methods used

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: bone densitometry; diagnostic imaging; osteoporosis estimation; computer aided diagnosis; X-ray film digitisation; X-ray digitisers.
Subjects: CSIO > Medical Instrumentation
Divisions: Medical Instrumentation
Depositing User: Ms. J Shrivastav
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2014 17:16
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 17:16

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