Detection of rib shadows in digital chest radiographs

  • S. Sarkar
  • S. Chaudhuri
Poster Session D: Biomedical Applications, Detection, Control & Surveillance, Inspection, Optical Character Recognition
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1311)


We propose a method for detection of rib shadows in chest radiographs that uses the knowledge of human anatomy of the thorax. Information present in the radiograph is then suitably extracted to enable the detection procedure. The method is simple but heuristic in nature and the implementation is quite fast. Details of the proposed method and the results are presented.


Binary Image Spinal Column Lung Field Thoracic Cage Digital Chest 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Sarkar
    • 1
  • S. Chaudhuri
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Biomedical EngineeringIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyPowai, BombayIndia

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