24 March 2014 Infective endocarditis detection through SPECT/CT images digital processing
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Infective endocarditis (IE) is a difficult-to-diagnose pathology, since its manifestation in patients is highly variable. In this work, it was proposed a semiautomatic algorithm based on SPECT images digital processing for the detection of IE using a CT images volume as a spatial reference. The heart/lung rate was calculated using the SPECT images information. There were no statistically significant differences between the heart/lung rates values of a group of patients diagnosed with IE (2.62±0.47) and a group of healthy or control subjects (2.84±0.68). However, it is necessary to increase the study sample of both the individuals diagnosed with IE and the control group subjects, as well as to improve the images quality.
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Albino Moreno, Albino Moreno, Raquel Valdés, Raquel Valdés, Luis Jiménez, Luis Jiménez, Enrique Vallejo, Enrique Vallejo, Salvador Hernández, Salvador Hernández, Gabriel Soto, Gabriel Soto, "Infective endocarditis detection through SPECT/CT images digital processing", Proc. SPIE 9035, Medical Imaging 2014: Computer-Aided Diagnosis, 90353M (24 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2043765; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2043765

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