Interactive Visual Analysis of Lumbar Back Pain - What the Lumbar Spine Tells About Your Life

  title={Interactive Visual Analysis of Lumbar Back Pain - What the Lumbar Spine Tells About Your Life},
  author={Paul Klemm and Sylvia Gla{\ss}er and Kai Lawonn and Marko Rak and Henry V{\"o}lzke and Katrin Hegenscheid and B. Preim},
Epidemiology aims to provide insight into disease causations. Hence, subject groups (cohorts) are analyzed to correlate the subjects’ varying lifestyles, their medical properties and diseases. Recently, these cohort studies comprise medical image data. We assess potential relations between image-derived variables of the lumbar spine with lower back pain in a cross-sectional study. Therefore, an Interactive Visual Analysis (IVA) framework was created and tested with 2,540 segmented lumbar spine… 

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