A Study of Osteoporosis Prediction using Morphological Measuring of Proximal Femoral Part and Trabecular Characteristics Based on Femoral Radiographic Image

대퇴부 방사선영상에서 대퇴골 근위부의 형태학적 측정과 골소주의 특성을 이용한 골다공증 예측에 관한 연구

  • 김성민 (동국대_서울 의생명공학과) ;
  • 노승규 (동국대-서울 의료융합시스템연구실) ;
  • 노용만 (한국과학기술원 전자공학과)
  • Received : 2009.11.18
  • Accepted : 2010.02.17
  • Published : 2010.04.01


This study was designed to examine the morphological measurement and characteristics of trabecullae based on femoral radiographic image for prediction of osteoporosis. Study subjects were 34 females (average age of 62.1 years) and 6 males (average age of 60.1 years), they were categorized into normal group and osteoporosis group in accordance with the T-score value. Measurement of the bone density of femoral bone was measured with DEXA(Dual Energy X-ray absorptiometry). ROI(Region of interests) was selected on femoral neck and trochanter. Characteristics of trabecullae was analyzed by using the skeletonization analysis of trabecular image. Morphological measurement was analyzed through femoral radiographic image in order to examine the correlation with osteoporosis. The result demonstrated statistically significant correlation between neck cortical thickness, shaft width, shaft cortical thickness, periphery, mean gray level and trabeculae area with BMD average (T-score) of femoral part. The results show that morphological measurement and characteristics of trabecullae based on femoral radiographic images for osteoporosis prediction could be effective.


Osteoporosis;Proximal femoral;Fractal Dimension;Morphological measuring;Trabecular characteristic


Supported by : 보건복지부


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