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Automated Estimation of the Upper Surface of the Diaphragm in 3-D CT Images

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This communication describes a fully automated method by which the position of the diaphragm surface can be estimated by deforming a thin-plate model to match the bottom surface of the lung in CT images. This method was applied to 338 X-ray CT scans, and its validity was proved by the experimental results.

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IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering  (Volume:55 ,  Issue: 1 )