An automated method to segment the femur for osteoarthritis research

Jeffrey W. Prescott, Michael Pennell, Thomas M. Best, Mark S. Swanson, Furqan Haq, Rebecca Jackson, Metin N. Gurcan

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Abstract

In this paper we develop a fully automated method for the segmentation of the femur in axial MR images and its use in the analysis of imaging biomarkers for osteoarthritis (OA). The proposed method is based on anatomical constraints implemented using morphological operations to extract the femur medulla and a level set evolution to extract the femur cortex. The average agreement of the automated segmentation algorithm with ground truth manual segmentations was 0.94 ± 0.03 calculated using the Zijdenbos similarity index (ZSI). A pooled variance t-test analysis found significant associations between the KL grade, a clinical measure of OA severity, and both the cross-sectional area (CSA) of the femur medulla (p = 0.02) and the ratio of the femur medulla CSA to the femur cortex CSA (p = 0.04) for women. No significant association between femur measurements and KL grade was found for men.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages6364-6367
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424432967
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009 - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: Sep 2 2009Sep 6 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009

Other

Other31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period9/2/099/6/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine(all)

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    Prescott, J. W., Pennell, M., Best, T. M., Swanson, M. S., Haq, F., Jackson, R., & Gurcan, M. N. (2009). An automated method to segment the femur for osteoarthritis research. In Proceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009 (pp. 6364-6367). [5333257] (Proceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2009.5333257