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Chest X-Ray Analysis by Computer Final Technical Report.
NIOSH 1972:110 pages
The feasibility of the automated analysis of chest X-rays for the classification of pneumoconiosis films is evaluated and demonstrated according to the U.I.C.C./Cincinnati standard films. Computer programs simulating the proposed systems are prepared. Using the programs, three sets of chest radiographs are examined to determine the extent of pneumoconiosis present. Results of the examinations of 68 X-rays clearly indicate the feasibility of the proposed system. Based on the results, a complete set of hardware and software specifications are established for a system that can be used for the large scale automatic analysis of chest X-rays. Topics presented include determination of six lung regions, characterization of type and extent of opacities, hardware system, component description, software system, and feasibility test. (Contract No. 099-72-0029)
NIOSH-Contract; Respiratory-system-disorders; Lung-disorders; Respiratory-functions; Analytical-methods; Automation; Evaluations; Radiography; Contract-099-72-0029;
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National Biomedical Research Foundation, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., NIOSH-Contract No. 099-72-0029, 110 pages
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