Measuring Indicators of Osteoporosis from Dental Panoramic Radiographs: Preliminary Results

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We present initial results of a study designed to investigate the use of image analysis to estimate loss of bone mineral density using Dental Panoramic Radiographs (DPRs). Expert measurement of the width of the endosteal border on DPRs has been shown to provide a measure of reduced bone mineral density. We show that location of the edges of the endosteal border using Active Shape Model search followed by local edge refinement provides measurements of the width that are comparable with expert manual measurement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Medical Image Understanding and Analysis
EditorsMajid Mirmehdi
Place of PublicationBristol, UK
PublisherBMVA Press
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1 901725 28 6
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventMedical Image Understanding and Analysis - University of Bristol
Duration: 19 Jul 200520 Jul 2005


ConferenceMedical Image Understanding and Analysis
CityUniversity of Bristol
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