Lung Image Analysis

Axial View of Lung
Blue: Vessels
Pink: Detected nodules
Red line: Lung border
White crosses: Lung centroids
Coronal View of Lung
Green: Detected topmost axial slice with apex
Yellow: Detected axial slice with carina


Relevant papers:

M. Betke, J. Wang, and J. P. Ko, "Integrated Chest Image Analysis System ``BU-MIA,''" BU CS Technical Report No. 2004-001. [ps]

J. P. Ko, H. Rusinek, E. Jacobs, J. S. Babb, M. Betke, G. McGuinness, and D. P. Naidich, "Volume Measurement of Small Pulmonary Nodules on Chest CT: A Phantom Study," Radiology, 228:3, pp. 864-870, September 2003. pdf (restricted access).

M. Betke, H. Hong, D. Thomas, C. Prince, J. P. Ko, "Landmark Detection in the Chest and Registration of Lung Surfaces with an Application to Nodule Registration." Medical Image Analysis, 7:3, pp. 265--281, September 2003. Also available online at and pdf.

J. P. Ko, H. Rusinek, E. Jacobs, R. Chandra, G. McGuinness, M. Betke, D. P. Naidich. "Volume quantitation of small pulmonary nodules on low dose chest CT: a phantom study." To be presented at the Radiological Society of North America 87th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting RSNA 2001, Chicago, IL, November 2001.

M. Betke, H. Hong, and J. P. Ko, "Automatic 3D Registration of Lung Surfaces in Computed Tomography Scans," Fourth International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention MICCAI 2001, pp. 725--733, Utrecht, The Netherlands, October 2001.

J. P. Ko and M. Betke, "Chest CT: Automated Nodule Detection and Assessment of Change over Time-Preliminary Experience." Radiology, 218, 267-273, January 2001.

M. Betke and J. P. Ko, "Detection of Pulmonary Nodules on CT and Volumetric Assessment over Time." Proceedings of the International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, pp. 245--252, Cambridge, UK, September 1999.

Margrit Betke, Associate Professor
Computer Science Department
Boston University
111 Cummington Street ( campus map )
Email: betke @
Phone: 617-353-8919
Fax: 617-353-6457

Last updated: September 1, 2004