Enhancement of chest radiographs obtained in the intensive care unit through bone suppression and consistent processing.

@article{Chen2016EnhancementOC,
  title={Enhancement of chest radiographs obtained in the intensive care unit through bone suppression and consistent processing.},
  author={Sheng Chen and Sikai Zhong and Liping Yao and Yanfeng Shang and Kenji Suzuki},
  journal={Physics in medicine and biology},
  year={2016},
  volume={61 6},
  pages={2283-301}
}
Portable chest radiographs (CXRs) are commonly used in the intensive care unit (ICU) to detect subtle pathological changes. However, exposure settings or patient and apparatus positioning deteriorate image quality in the ICU. Chest x-rays of patients in the ICU are often hazy and show low contrast and increased noise. To aid clinicians in detecting subtle pathological changes, we proposed a consistent processing and bone structure suppression method to decrease variations in image appearance… CONTINUE READING