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A method and system for automated analysis of digital radiographic images in which regions-of-interest (ROI's) are first determined, and subsequently analyzed for abnormalities. To locate the ROI's, the outer ribcage and midline boundary locations of the chest image are determined from the digital image data. Vertical profiles are then selected and background trend is then removed from each vertical profile. A shift-variant sinusoidal function is fitted to each vertical profile and ROI's are selected based on the fitted functions. The non-uniform background trend is removed from the original image data of each selected ROI to obtain corrected data. The power spectrum of the lung texture is obtained from the 2D Fourier transform of the corrected data and is filtered by the human visual response. Finally, the root-mean-square (rms) variation, R, and the first moment of the power spectrum, M, are determined as quantitative texture measures for the magnitude and coarseness (or fineness), respectively, of the lung texture.

Title
Method and system for localization of inter-rib spaces and automated lung texture analysis in digital chest radiographs
Application Number
7/81143
Publication Number
4851984
Application Date
August 3, 1987
Publication Date
July 25, 1989
Inventor
Shigehiko Katsuragawa
Clarendon Hills
IL, US
Kunio Doi
Willowbrook
IL, US
Agent
Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt
Assignee
University of Chicago
IL, US
IPC
G06F 15/42
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