With the advances of medical imaging, accurate diagnosis has been significantly enhanced, especially when utilizing cross-modality imaging for complicated diagnoses such as the spine and cardiovascular system. However, cross modality image processing poses a challenge due to large amount of data generated. Computer Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) images, for example, have great capacity for screening, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiac and spinal diseases.
This proposed research aims at developing a fully automated computerized system for multiple spinal disease diagnosis. It improves the efficiency of the current clinically workflow. The development of the research is based on the state-of-the-art computer vision and image processing techniques. To the best of our knowledge, our group is the first group focusing on this direction. Once success, it will not only improve the clinician’s accuracy, inter and intraobservability, but also promote the technical advancement in the computer vision and image processing.