R. Srinivas

Abstracts

1 A Fully Automated New-Fangled VESTAL to Label Vertebrae and Intervertebral Discs

Authors: K. V. Ramana, R. Srinivas

Abstract:

This paper presents a novel method called VESTAL to label vertebrae and inter vertebral discs. Each vertebra has certain statistical features properties. To label vertebrae and discs, a new equation to model the path of spinal cord is derived using statistical properties of the spinal canal. VESTAL uses this equation for labeling vertebrae and discs. For each vertebrae and inter vertebral discs both posterior, interior width, height are measured. The calculated values are compared with real values which are measured using venires calipers and the comparison produced 95% efficiency and accurate results. The VESTAL is applied on 50 patients 350 MR images and obtained 100% accuracy in labeling.

Keywords: Statistics, Spine, labeling, Texture, vertebrae, inter vertebral disc, disc

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