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Computing Neck-Shaft Angle of Femur for X-Ray Fracture Detection

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Computing Neck-Shaft Angle of Femur for X-Ray Fracture Detection
Worldwide, 30% – 40% of women and 13% of men suffer from osteoporotic fractures of the bone, particularly the older people. Doctors in the hospitals need to manually inspect a large number of x-ray images to identify the fracture cases. Automated detection of fractures in x-ray images can help to lower the workload of doctors by screening out the easy cases, leaving a small number of difficult cases and the second confirmation to the doctors to examine more closely. To our best knowledge, such a system does not exist as yet. This paper describes a method of measuring the neck-shaft angle of the femur, which is one of the main diagnostic rules that doctors use to determine whether a fracture is present at the femur. Experimental tests performed on test images confirm that the method is accurate in measuring neck-shaft angle and detecting certain types of femur fractures.
Tai-Peng Tian, Ying Chen, Wee Kheng Leow, Wynne Hs
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Where CAIP
Authors Tai-Peng Tian, Ying Chen, Wee Kheng Leow, Wynne Hsu, Tet Sen Howe, Meng Ai Png
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