Computerized scar detection on renal cortical scintigraphy images


MUMCUOĞLU Ü. E. , Bozkurt F. M. , Aslan M., Sener E., UĞUR Ö.

NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS, vol.32, no.11, pp.1070-1078, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/mnm.0b013e32834abd2f
  • Title of Journal : NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1070-1078

Abstract

Objective Renal cortical scintigraphy is a well-established functional imaging technique for visual analysis of radiopharmaceutical tracer distribution. However, the visual evaluation is subjective, causing interobserver variability, especially in a quantifiable number of scars. The purpose of this study was to develop new computerized methods in renal cortical scintigraphy image interpretation, particularly addressing activity distribution and cortex continuity (scars).