Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 37, Pages: 1-5
C. Malathy1 , Uddipt Sharma1 , Ch Mayuri Naidu1 and U.Uma Pratheebha2
1 Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SRM University, Kattankulathur, Chennai - 603203, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected]
2 Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, SRM University, Kattankulathur, Chennai - 603203, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected]
Objectives: Implant replacement in knee is a major operation in which the joint is replaced by metallic implants. Methods: When changing the liner of knee implant, surgeon must know the type of implant used prior to the surgery. Findings: A new approach to identify the implant used in knee replacement operation using digital image processing techniques was proposed and implemented. The X-ray image was preprocessed and an image database of various implants with their specification was prepared. For testing the X-ray image was acquired and pre processed. After using various images processing operations on the X-ray image, the implant used in patient body was identified by the new approach template matching.
Keywords: Digital Image Processing, Implant Replacement, Template Matching, X-Ray Image
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