Accession Number : AD0750210

Title :   Computerized Outline Detection of Major Organs in the Chest X-Ray.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Koomjian,Richard Hagop

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : The chest X-ray photograph is one of the most widely used diagnostic techniques for the early detection of lung and heart diseases. It is one of the few diagnostic tools which can be administered to the broad cross-section of the population. The greatest restriction to its use for widespread early detection of disease is not in the administration of the chest X-ray, but in its diagnosis. If a machine were capable of making a preliminary evaluation of the contents of a chest X-ray, it could screen out X-ray photographs which possibly contain indications of disease from those which appear to be normal. Then skilled technicians could concentrate their time on carefully examining a smaller number of X-rays which would be more likely to contain heart or lung pathologies. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), COMPUTERS), (*X RAYS, *THORAX), (*COMPUTERS, X RAYS), CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES, RESPIRATORY DISEASES, IMAGES, PATTERN RECOGNITION

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE