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Segmenting anatomy in chest x-rays for tuberculosis screening.


Karargyris A, Antani SK, Thoma GR

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011;2011:7779-82. doi: 10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6091917.

Abstract:

In this paper we describe the development of a screening system for pulmonary pathologies (i.e. pneumonia, tuberculosis) application in global healthcare settings. As a first step toward this goal, the paper presents a novel approach for detecting lungs and ribs in chest radiographs. The approach is a unified method combining two detection schemes resulting in reduced cost. The novelty of our approach lies on the fact that instead of using pixel-wise techniques exclusively we used region-based features computed as wavelet features that take into consideration the orientation of anatomic structures. Initial results are described. Next steps include classification of non-rib lung regions for radiographic patterns suggesting tuberculosis infection.


Karargyris A, Antani SK, Thoma GR Segmenting anatomy in chest x-rays for tuberculosis screening. 
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011;2011:7779-82. doi: 10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6091917.

PMID | URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6091917&isnumber=6089866