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A Feasibility Study for the Automated Diagnosis of Pneumoconiosis from Radiographs.
NIOSH 1973 Mar:191 pages
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)
NIOSH-Publication; Coal-workers-pneumoconiosis; Lung-disorders; Radiology; Respiratory-system-disorders; Diagnostic-techniques; Coal-mining; Automation; Radiography; Contract-099-72-0031;
Bioengineering Program, Department of Radiology, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, NIOSH Contract No.
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