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Title Automated Diagnosis of Congenital Dislocation of the Hip
Author(s) Masahiro Endo, MSc; Takeshi A. Linuma, PhD; Yoichiro Umegaki, MD; Yukio Tateno, MD; Hitoshi Tanaka, BSc; Kelichi Tsuchiya, MD
Source Radiology, Vol. 122, Pages 25-30
Publication Date January, 1977
Abstract A study of the automated diagnosis of luxatio coxae congenita (LCC) was performed to establish an automated screening system for hip radiographs. A specific parameter with high diagnostic accuracy was selected by the use of information theory. Pattern recognition programs were written to extract the parameter from digitized hip radiographs. Parameter measurement was performed on 10 radiographs and compared with manual measurements. Results showed good agreement with measurements obtained by specialists. This study confirms the possibilities of automated diagnosis of LCC.


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