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Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 647548, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/647548
Research Article

Automatic Vertebral Column Extraction by Whole-Body Bone SPECT Scan

1Department of Medical Informatics, Tzu Chi University, Hualien 97004, Taiwan
2Institute of Medical Sciences, Tzu Chi University, Hualien 97004, Taiwan
3School of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung 40201, Taiwan
4Department of Nuclear Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung 40201, Taiwan
5Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Asia University, Taichung 41354, Taiwan
6Department of Nuclear Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taipei Branch, New Taipei City 23142, Taiwan
7Department of Nuclear Medical, Buddhist Tzu Chi Hospital, Hualien 97004, Taiwan
8Department of Radiological Technology, Tzu Chi College of Technology, Hualien 97005, Taiwan

Received 28 November 2012; Revised 8 March 2013; Accepted 10 March 2013

Academic Editor: Chung-Ming Chen

Copyright © 2013 Sheng-Fang Huang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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