A02-KB103 Computerized Evaluation of Pulmonary Function Based on the Rib and Diaphragm Motion by Dynamic Chest Radiography

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  • Primary Investigator
    Rie Tanaka (Kanazawa University, Associate Professor)
  • Co-Researcher
    Sanada Shigeru (Kanazawa Univ. Wellness Promotion Science Center, Guest professor)
    Isao Matsumoto (Kanazawa University Hosp., Chief of Thoracic Surgery / Clinical Professor)
    Kazuo Kasahara (Kanazawa University Hosp., Chief of Thoracic Surgery / Clinical Professor)
    Yukihiro Matsuura (Kanazawa University Hosp., Clinical professor)
    Toshifumi Gabata (Kanazawa University Hosp., Director of a hospital / Professor)
    Tohru Tani (Shiga University of Medical Science, Professor)
    Norihisa Nitta (Shiga University of Medical Science, Professor)
    Takahisa Tabata (Shiga University of Medical Science, Lecturer)
  • Corporative Researcher (in the project)
    Yoshinobu Sato (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Professor)
    Yoshito Otake (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Associate Professor)
    Mitsutaka Nemoto (Kindai University, Lecturer)


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The rib and diaphragm movement have a direct relation with pulmonary function. Therefore, understanding their movement is crucial for the evaluation of pulmonary function. Dynamic chest radiography combined with computer analysis is expected to be a simple and cost-effective functional imaging that is performed as an additional examination of conventional chest radiography. The aim of this study is to develop computerized methods to evaluate pulmonary function based on the rib and diaphragm motion by dynamic chest radiography. During two years study period, we plan to: (1) create dynamic soft-tissue images using clinical cases, (2) develop a quantitative analysis method for the diaphragm movement, (3) validate and quantify, then (4) understand the rib and diaphragm movement, and (5) develop a computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) system for the rib and diaphragm kinetics.

Project Design

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