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We are developing an automated method for determining a number of parameters related to the size and shape of the heart and of the lungs in chest radiographs. In order to obtain standard patterns of the cardiac shadow as "gold standards," four radiologists traced their best estimates of the entire contour of the heart, including the largely invisible(More)
Forty conventional radiographs with examples of mild interstitial infiltrates and subtle pneumothoraces and 40 normal studies of the chest were selected and digitized, with pixel sizes of 1.0, 0.5, 0.2, and 0.1 mm. Observer performance tests were carried out using receiver operating characteristic analysis. Conventional radiographs and digitized images were(More)
AIM Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), commonly known as ''shin splints,'' is a frequent injury of the lower extremity and one of the most common causes of exertional leg pain in athletes. The aim of this study was to study the relationship between Shin splints, anthropometric characteristics and some indicators of body composition. METHOD In this(More)
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