Computer-aided diagnosis of emphysema in COPD patients: neural-network-based analysis of lung shape in digital chest radiographs.

@article{Coppini2007ComputeraidedDO,
  title={Computer-aided diagnosis of emphysema in COPD patients: neural-network-based analysis of lung shape in digital chest radiographs.},
  author={Giuseppe Coppini and Massimo Miniati and Marco Paterni and Simonetta Monti and Ezio Maria Ferdeghini},
  journal={Medical engineering & physics},
  year={2007},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={76-86}
}
Several abnormalities of the shape of lung fields (depression and flattening of the diaphragmatic contours, increased retrosternal space) are indicative of emphysema and can be accurately imaged by digital chest radiography. In this work, we aimed at developing computational descriptors of the shape of the lung silhouette able to capture the alterations associated with emphysema. We analyzed two-sided digital chest radiographs from a sample of 160 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary… CONTINUE READING

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