A new scheme for automatic 2D detection of spheric and aspheric femoral heads: A case study on coronal MR images of bilateral hip joints of patients with Legg-Calve-Perthes disease

Memis A., Albayrak S., Bilgili F.

COMPUTER METHODS AND PROGRAMS IN BIOMEDICINE, vol.175, pp.83-93, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 175
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cmpb.2019.04.001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.83-93
  • Keywords: Femoral head detection, MR image segmentation, Medical image analysis, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, Circular hough transform, Integro-differential operator, SEGMENTATION
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Background and objective: In orthopaedics, hip joint and circular structure of the femoral head can be distorted by a wide variety of hip joint disorders. Hence, automatic detection and segmentation of the femoral head is an important issue in the studies of computerized hip joint segmentation, quantification and assessment. In the proposed study, we need to detect the center coordinates and radius of spheric and aspheric femoral heads automatically in bilateral hip magnetic resonance (MR) images using a new scheme.