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Topic: Auto-detection of vertebral body in a MRI image
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Michael Jäger

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Auto-detection of vertebral body in a MRI image
Posted: Mar 25, 2010 6:03 AM
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Hi everyone!

I would like to detect automatically the vertebral body in a MRI image (DICOM). To know the centroid's coordinates would be enough.

You can download a sample image by clicking the following link:

As information: the vertebral body is the dark ellipse in the middle of the image; under it you can see the spinal cord as a bright "blur".

Does anybody has a hint how to manipulate the image (filters, transformations...) so that the centroid could be found?

Thanks in advance!

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