Ribcage characterization for FE using automatic CT processing

  title={Ribcage characterization for FE using automatic CT processing},
  author={Sven A Holcombe and Susumu Ejima and Hannu Huhdanpaa and Alexander Jones and Stewart C. Wang},
  journal={2008 5th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro},
Standard medical chest and abdominal computed tomography (CT) scans of 46 subjects were analyzed to characterize aspects of human ribcage geometry and bone density. A semi-automatic algorithm was developed to define framework curves for individual ribs. Measurements of this framework were taken to record anthropometric properties of the ribcage such as overall ribcage dimensions and individual rib lengths and angles. Furthermore, the ribcage framework was used to explore the voxel space of the… CONTINUE READING