Automatic segmentation of cortical and trabecular components of bone specimens acquired by pQCT

G. Rizzo, D. Tresoldi, E. Scalco, M. Mendez, A. M. Bianchi, G. L. Moro, A. Rubinacci

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Abstract

Peripheral Quantitative Computerized Tomography (pQCT) allows the acquisition of bone specimens with a spatial resolution adequate to visualize the 3D structure of the bone cortex and the trabecular network. At present, pQCT scanners are equipped with image processing software that limits the bone analysis in two dimensions and requires strong user interaction. In this work, a method is proposed to automatically segment, in 3D, cortical and trabecular components of bone specimens acquired by pQCT, in order to facilitate and enhance the quantitative evaluation of densitometric properties of the bone.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 - "Personalized Healthcare through Technology"
Pages486-489
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Aug 20 2008Aug 25 2008

Other

Other30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period8/20/088/25/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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    Rizzo, G., Tresoldi, D., Scalco, E., Mendez, M., Bianchi, A. M., Moro, G. L., & Rubinacci, A. (2008). Automatic segmentation of cortical and trabecular components of bone specimens acquired by pQCT. In Proceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 - "Personalized Healthcare through Technology" (pp. 486-489). [4649196]