0576961-A2 is referenced by 9 patents.

A digital image processing method automatically separates (segments) the desired regions in a digital radiographic image (that is, the body part being imaged) from the undesired regions (background areas around the body part that have received unattenuated radiation or foreground areas that have received very little radiation due to the use of radiation limiting devices). The method includes the steps of edge detection (24), block generation (26), block classification (28), block refinement (30) and bit map generation (32).

Title
Method for automatic foreground and background detection in digital radiographic images.
Application Number
EP19930109907 19930622
Publication Number
0576961 (A2)
Application Date
June 22, 1993
Publication Date
January 5, 1994
Inventor
Schaetzing Ralph Eastman Kodak
US
Jang Ben K Eastman Kodak Compa
US
Assignee
Eastman Kodak Co
US
IPC
G06F 15/68
G06T 07/60
G06T 05/00
G06T 01/00
G01B 15/00
A61B 06/00
G06T 07/60
G06T 05/00
G06T 01/00
G01B 15/00
A61B 06/00
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