A computationally efficient spatial point process framework for characterizing lung computed tomography scans
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Pulmonary emphysema is a destructive disease of the lungs that is currently diagnosed via visual of lung Computed Tomography (CT) scans by a trained radiologist. Visual assessment can have poor inter- rater reliability, is time consuming, and requires access to trained assessors. Quantitative methods that reliably summarize the biologically relevant characteristics of an image are needed to improve the way lung diseases are characterized. The goal of this work is show how spatial point process models can be used to create a set of quantitative radiologically derived lung biomarkers of emphysema. ...