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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/mnm.0b013e32834abd2f
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1070-1078
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


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).