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Computer-assisted Cobb measurement of scoliosis

CHOCKALINGAM, Nachiappan and DANGERFIELD, Peter and Giakas, Giannis and COCHRANE, Thomas and Dorgan, John C. (2002) Computer-assisted Cobb measurement of scoliosis. European Spine Journal, 11 (4). pp. 353-357. ISSN 0940-6719

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This study was devised to develop a simple computerised method for measuring and quantifying the magnitude of spinal curvatures. A digitally scanned anteroposterior radiographic image was used. The vertebral column was defined as a line that can be subdivided into a number of segments, rather than into the exact number of vertebrae. The technique developed allows an observer to measure the spinal curvature with a high resolution and accuracy. One important advantage of the technique is that the assessor does not need to be skilled or experienced in measurement of a spinal curvature.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By (since 1996) 21
Uncontrolled Keywords: accuracy; article; automation; Cobb method; computer assisted diagnosis; digital radiography; human; image quality; priority journal; quantitative analysis; scoliosis; spine; vertebra, Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted; Humans; Scoliosis; Spine
Subjects: A900 Others in Medicine and Dentistry
B800 Medical Technology
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
C600 Sports Science
Depositing User: Nachiappan CHOCKALINGAM
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2013 16:53
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2013 16:53
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/737

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