Modeling and Features Extraction of Heel Bone Fracture Reparation Dynamical Process from X-Ray Images Based on Time Iteration Segmentation Model Driven by Gaussian Energy

  • Jan KubicekEmail author
  • Alice Krestanova
  • Iveta Bryjova
  • Marek Penhaker
  • Martin Cerny
  • Martin Augustynek
  • David Oczka
  • Jan Vanus
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11432)


Tracking of the bone reparation is one of the crucial task in the clinical traumatology. Such reparation period is conventionally subjectively observed by the clinicians. Such procedure leads to subjective errors. Therefore, mathematical model would autonomously classify respective stage of the bone healing would have significant impact to clinical practice of the traumatology. We have proposed a time deformation segmentation model based on the fitting Gaussian energy for detection and modeling of the periosteal callus which is clinically perceived as one of the dominant features determining stage of the heel bone fracture, as well as speed of the heeling. In our analysis we have compared two groups of the patients: controlled and granted group where each of them was differently loaded after placing heel bone fixator. This analysis leads to objective classification of such therapeutic procedure corresponding with the most optimal healing process.


Heel bone Fracture Active contour Periosteal callus Fixator 



The work and the contributions were supported by the project SV4508811/2101Biomedical Engineering Systems XIV’. This study was also supported by the research project The Czech Science Foundation (GACR) 2017 No. 17-03037S Investment evaluation of medical device development run at the Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. This study was supported by the research project The Czech Science Foundation (TACR) ETA No. TL01000302 Medical Devices development as an effective investment for public and private entities. This article was supported by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic (Project No. SP2018/170). This work was supported by the European Regional Development Fund in the Research Centre of Advanced Mechatronic Systems project, project number CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000867 within the Operational Programme Research, Development and Education.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Kubicek
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alice Krestanova
    • 1
  • Iveta Bryjova
    • 1
  • Marek Penhaker
    • 1
  • Martin Cerny
    • 1
  • Martin Augustynek
    • 1
  • David Oczka
    • 1
  • Jan Vanus
    • 1
  1. 1.FEECSVSB-Technical University of OstravaOstrava-PorubaCzech Republic

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