Computerized Outline Detection of Major Organs in the Chest X-Ray.
ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB
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The chest X-ray photograph is one of the most widely used diagnostic techniques for the early detection of lung and heart diseases. It is one of the few diagnostic tools which can be administered to the broad cross-section of the population. The greatest restriction to its use for widespread early detection of disease is not in the administration of the chest X-ray, but in its diagnosis. If a machine were capable of making a preliminary evaluation of the contents of a chest X-ray, it could screen out X-ray photographs which possibly contain indications of disease from those which appear to be normal. Then skilled technicians could concentrate their time on carefully examining a smaller number of X-rays which would be more likely to contain heart or lung pathologies. Author
- Medicine and Medical Research