APPLICATION OF DIGITAL IMAGE CHANGE DETECTION TO DIAGNOSIS AND FOLLOW-UP OF CANCER INVOLVING THE LUNGS.

J. H. Kinsey, B. D. Vannelli, R. S. Fontana, W. E. Miller, S. A. Johnson, B. K. Gilbert

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Abstract

The difference image produced by digitally subtracting one member of a pair of sequential PA chest radiographs from the other has been investigated as a possible tool for detecting primary lung cancer and for measuring response to treatment of cancer that is metastatic to the lungs. The resultant images show a variation from a uniform neutral gray level wherever significant changes exist between conjugate regions on the two x-rays; such changes occur, for example, when a lesion has grown during the interval between the two radiographic examinations. Such difference images might improve the ability of the radiologist to locate clinically significant features in the original radiographs, which might otherwise be overlooked because of the faintness of the detail. A computer controlled video system using the visual pathway between the patient and a TV image of the real-time difference image is suggested and conceptually described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages99-112
Number of pages14
StatePublished - Jan 1 1975
Event4 - Appl of Opt Instrum in Med, Atlanta, Ga
Duration: Sep 25 1975Sep 27 1975

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Other4
CityAppl of Opt Instrum in Med, Atlanta, Ga
Period9/25/759/27/75

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    Kinsey, J. H., Vannelli, B. D., Fontana, R. S., Miller, W. E., Johnson, S. A., & Gilbert, B. K. (1975). APPLICATION OF DIGITAL IMAGE CHANGE DETECTION TO DIAGNOSIS AND FOLLOW-UP OF CANCER INVOLVING THE LUNGS.. 99-112. Paper presented at 4, Appl of Opt Instrum in Med, Atlanta, Ga, .