Desiccation detection from lumbar MR images

Abstract

Desiccation is the drying out of the fluids in the lumbar intervertebral discs and it may cause many health problems. In clinical practice, MR imaging is used for diagnosis because in T2-weighted MR images the desiccated discs are darker than non-desiccated discs. In this study, we present a method for automatically detecting desiccated lumbar… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/SIU.2013.6531433

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