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A Novel Method VESTAL to Label Lumber Vertebrae and Intervertebral Discs

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2015 by IJCA Journal
Volume 113 - Number 18
Year of Publication: 2015
Rayudu Srinivas
K. V. Ramana

Rayudu Srinivas and K.v.ramana. Article: A Novel Method VESTAL to Label Lumber Vertebrae and Intervertebral Discs. International Journal of Computer Applications 113(18):15-21, March 2015. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Rayudu Srinivas and K.v.ramana},
	title = {Article: A Novel Method VESTAL to Label Lumber Vertebrae and Intervertebral Discs},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2015},
	volume = {113},
	number = {18},
	pages = {15-21},
	month = {March},
	note = {Full text available}


This paper presents a novel method Vertebrae Statistics description Algorithm (VESTAL) to label lumber vertebrae and intervertebral discs (IVDs). Each vertebra and IVD has certain statistical features and properties. To label vertebrae and IVDs, a new equation to model the path of spinal cord is derived using statistical properties of the spinal canal. VESTAL uses this equation for labelling Lumber vertebrae and IVDs by determining both posterior, interior width and heights. The calculated values are compared with real values which are measured using scale and the comparison produced 95 % efficiency and accuracy in results. The VESTAL is applied on 50 patients, 250 MR images and obtained 96% accuracy in labelling.


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