An automated 3D emphysema extraction method using lung CT

Tan Kok Liang, Toshiyuki Tanaka, Hidetoshi Nakamura, Toru Shirahata, Hiroaki Sugiura

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Abstract

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a disease in which the airways and tiny air sacs (alveoli) inside the lung are partially obstructed or destroyed. Emphysema is what occurs as more and more of the walls between air sacs get destroyed. Computed tomography (CT) image has been a useful modality for assessing diffuse lung diseases, particularly, emphysema. At present, diagnosis of emphysema is done by using spirometry, X-rays, spiral chest CT-scan, bronchoscopy, blood tests and pulse oximetry. Our goal in this study is to automatically extract the locations of emphysematous lung tissuess in the lung CT and men visualize the extracted emphysematous lung tissues in 3D.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SICE Annual Conference 2008 - International Conference on Instrumentation, Control and Information Technology
Pages3110-3114
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
EventSICE Annual Conference 2008 - International Conference on Instrumentation, Control and Information Technology - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2008 Aug 202008 Aug 22

Publication series

NameProceedings of the SICE Annual Conference

Other

OtherSICE Annual Conference 2008 - International Conference on Instrumentation, Control and Information Technology
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period08/8/2008/8/22

Keywords

  • 3D visualization
  • Emphysema
  • Extraction of emphysema
  • Lung CT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Liang, T. K., Tanaka, T., Nakamura, H., Shirahata, T., & Sugiura, H. (2008). An automated 3D emphysema extraction method using lung CT. In Proceedings of SICE Annual Conference 2008 - International Conference on Instrumentation, Control and Information Technology (pp. 3110-3114). [4655199] (Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/SICE.2008.4655199