An algorithm for joint and bone localization in USG images of rheumatoid arthritis

Adam Popowicz, Aleksander R Kurek

Abstract


The assessment of degree of joint inflammation using USG imaging is a challenging task, and thus the results may differ between experts. Therefore, the evaluation of images by a computer program may be a vital solution for objective assessment of disease progression. In this paper an original pipeline, developed for precise estimation of bone line and joint location in USG images, is proposed. The presented set of methods provides valuable input for further classification tools, which will aim at identification and rating of the degree of joint inflammation.

Keywords


medical image processing; segmentation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21936/si2016_v37.n3B.776