Computer Assisted Quantification of Hyoid Bone Motion in Fluoroscopic Videos

Ishtiaque Hossain, Angela Roberts-South, Mandar Jog, Mahmoud R. El-Sakka

Abstract

The Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Study is a technique commonly used by radiologists to detect abnormalities in the swallowing process. While the subject swallows the food, X-ray images are taken and then compiled in a video form. The video is later analyzed by the radiologist using visual means. Since the nature of the inspection is highly subjective, the result of the inspection can barely be reliable. One of the assessed measures is the elevation of the hyoid bone during the swallow. This research introduces a semi-automatic method which identifies the hyoid bone in fluoroscopic videos and quantifies its motion. Before identifying the hyoid bone, the region-of-interest is automatically identified using a classification-based approach and subsequent image processing procedures are applied to the identified region-of-interest. Results show that the proposed method can accurately quantify the motion of the hyoid bone.

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in Bibtex Style

@conference{visapp13,
author={Ishtiaque Hossain and Angela Roberts-South and Mandar Jog and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka},
title={Computer Assisted Quantification of Hyoid Bone Motion in Fluoroscopic Videos},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2013)},
year={2013},
pages={757-761},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004276707570761},
isbn={978-989-8565-47-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2013)
TI - Computer Assisted Quantification of Hyoid Bone Motion in Fluoroscopic Videos
SN - 978-989-8565-47-1
AU - Hossain I.
AU - Roberts-South A.
AU - Jog M.
AU - R. El-Sakka M.
PY - 2013
SP - 757
EP - 761
DO - 10.5220/0004276707570761


in Harvard Style

Hossain I., Roberts-South A., Jog M. and R. El-Sakka M. (2013). Computer Assisted Quantification of Hyoid Bone Motion in Fluoroscopic Videos . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-47-1, pages 757-761. DOI: 10.5220/0004276707570761