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Semi-automatic spine reconstruction

Nijlunsing, R. (1997) Semi-automatic spine reconstruction. Master's Thesis / Essay, Computing Science.

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Abstract

The Orthopedic Department of the University Hospital of Groningen (AZG) developed a method which made it possible to use a frontal X-ray image to obtain specific quantities. These quantities were used to described the spine mathematically with help of a software program. The University of Groningen (RUG) participated in some of these projects. Philips Medical Systems (PMS) developed a software program which combines a frontal and a lateral X-ray image to obtain a reconstruction of a spine. A specific spine deformation exists, called "scoliosis", which is characterized by lateral deviation and axial rotation of the spine. Patients suffering from scoliosis have to be exammed several times a year in a hospital. This examination should therefore be as little time consuming as possible for the medical doctor and should try to reduce the burden on the patient. The question posed now became: how to integrate those existing methods into one software product, considering maximum flexibility and usability. The solution chosen will be described.

Item Type: Thesis (Master's Thesis / Essay)
Degree programme: Computing Science
Thesis type: Master's Thesis / Essay
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:29
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:29
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/8744

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