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A Feasibility Study for the Automated Diagnosis of Pneumoconiosis from Radiographs.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1973 Mar:191 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00068872
Abstract
A study is made of automated diagnosis of pneumoconiosis from radiographs, to examine its feasibility for aiding qualified radiologists with radiographic examinations for pneumoconiosis. Results of the texture analysis of the test cases are considered encouraging. It is regarded as possible to achieve an 85 percent normal-abnormal classification result. This is based in part on simulated lung textures, exhibiting similar lung patterns of pneumoconiosis, an adequate number being not available for a full test of the proposed system. The recommendations cited in Section 2 of the report represent the investigators belief of what is needed to accomplish implementation of an automatic screening system for coal miners' pneumoconiosis. (Contract No. 099-72-0031)
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; Coal-workers-pneumoconiosis; Lung-disorders; Radiology; Respiratory-system-disorders; Diagnostic-techniques; Coal-mining; Automation; Radiography; Contract-099-72-0031;
Publication Date
19730301
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1973
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Contract-099-72-0031
Priority Area
Respiratory-system-disorders
Source Name
Bioengineering Program, Department of Radiology, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, NIOSH Contract No.
State
MO;
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