Quantitative computer-aided analysis of lung texture in chest radiographs

Radiographics. 1990 Mar;10(2):257-69. doi: 10.1148/radiographics.10.2.2326513.


The authors describe a computerized method to quantify and characterize interstitial diseases by using physical texture measures obtained from an analysis of the power spectrum of lung textures in digital chest radiographs. They compared these texture measures obtained from standard radiographs from the International Labour Office (ILO) classification scheme and the ILO classification categories for small opacities in pneumoconioses. Their preliminary results indicate that texture measures obtained from this computer analysis of the ILO standard radiographs correspond closely with the ILO classification categories.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Computer Graphics
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted*
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pneumoconiosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Radiographic Image Enhancement