Image processing for the investigation of glucose metabolism in patients of ALSMS18

In this talk we will present a generalization of the Hough transform to special classes of curves with the aim of recognizing complicated profiles in images. We show how a curve with degree 6 can be successfully used to recognize the spinal cord profile in Computed Tomography images and how these anatomical information can be combined with functional data provided by FDG-PET to measure the spinal marrow metabolism in patients affected by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

This presentation is part of Minisymposium “MS18 - Functional neuroimaging methods for experimental data
organized by: Anna Maria Massone (CNR - SPIN) .

Anna Maria Massone (CNR - SPIN)
Cristina Campi (University of Padoa)
computed tomography, pet