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8 April 1996 Three-dimensional analysis of lung areas using thin slice CT images
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The lung area has very complicated structure which consists of the bronchus, the pulmonary artery, and the pulmonary vein. So it is difficult for even medical doctors to understand the spatial relationships among the tumor, the bronchus, and the blood vessels. Here we present a 3D image analysis method of lung areas using thin slice CT images, and we apply this system to the differential diagnosis such as malignant or benign decision of the abnormal tissue. This system consists of two steps. The first step is the analysis of the structure of the lung area, and the second step is the visualization of classified pulmonary organs for quantitative analysis.
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Tetsuya Tozaki, Yoshiki Kawata, Noboru Niki, Hironobu Ohmatsu, Kenji Eguchi, and Noriyuki Moriyama "Three-dimensional analysis of lung areas using thin slice CT images", Proc. SPIE 2709, Medical Imaging 1996: Physiology and Function from Multidimensional Images, (8 April 1996);

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