Automated detection and evaluation of lumbar discs in MR images

Michael P Chwialkowski, Peter E. Shile, Ronald M Peshock, Dennis P Pfeifer, Robert W. Parkey

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Abstract

A method for computerized detection of disk pathologies is described. It is based on: (1) automated localization of individual disks in a magnetic resonance (MR) image, (2) analysis of the pattern of changes in grey intensities along the disk, and (3) verification of findings based by the analysis of trends recorded for subsequent images in the study. In preliminary studies there was good correlation between abnormal intensity distribution and clinical evidence of disk abnormalities, suggesting that the method will be useful in automated, unconstrained analysis of MR images of the spine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
PublisherPubl by Alliance for Engineering in Medicine & Biology
Pages571-572
Number of pages2
Volume11 pt 2
StatePublished - 1989
EventImages of the Twenty-First Century - Proceedings of the 11th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 2 - Seattle, WA, USA
Duration: Nov 9 1989Nov 12 1989

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OtherImages of the Twenty-First Century - Proceedings of the 11th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 2
CitySeattle, WA, USA
Period11/9/8911/12/89

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Engineering(all)

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Chwialkowski, M. P., Shile, P. E., Peshock, R. M., Pfeifer, D. P., & Parkey, R. W. (1989). Automated detection and evaluation of lumbar discs in MR images. In Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings (Vol. 11 pt 2, pp. 571-572). Publ by Alliance for Engineering in Medicine & Biology.