A computer-aided diagnosis system for whole body bone scan using single photon emission computed tomography

Sheng-Fang Huang, Hao Yu Chaoa, Cheng Chin Hsu, Shan Fong Yang, Pan Fu Kao

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Abstract

Tc-99m MDP whole body bone scan using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is an important and general method to investigate the spreading of malignant tumors. However, it is time-consuming for doctors to perform three-dimensional (3D) assessment using SPECT images. Therefore, a computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) system is required to identify suspicious locations of bone abnormalities. In this study, we developed a 3D-based segmentation method and a quantitative scheme to detect the findings of possible abnormalities. In this method, we designed a new data structure called bone graph that characterizes scanned images as graph, where by tracking this graph, we can extract the morphological features from the entire skeleton. The proposed scheme automatically extracts the skeletal structure of human spine, and can be adopted to assist nuclear medicine physicians to identify the potential locations of bone lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Nano to Macro, ISBI 2009
Pages542-545
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Nov 17
Event2009 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, ISBI 2009 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2009 Jun 282009 Jul 1

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, ISBI 2009

Conference

Conference2009 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, ISBI 2009
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period09-06-2809-07-01

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Huang, S-F., Chaoa, H. Y., Hsu, C. C., Yang, S. F., & Kao, P. F. (2009). A computer-aided diagnosis system for whole body bone scan using single photon emission computed tomography. In Proceedings - 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, ISBI 2009 (pp. 542-545). [5193104] (Proceedings - 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, ISBI 2009). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISBI.2009.5193104