Computer aided vertebral visualization and analysis: a methodology using the sand rat, a small animal model of disc degeneration

Abstract

BACKGROUND The purpose of this study is to present an automated system that analyzes digitized x-ray images of small animal spines identifying the effects of disc degeneration. The age-related disc and spine degeneration that occurs in the sand rat (Psammomys obesus) has previously been documented radiologically; selected representative radiographs with age… (More)

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