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Computed Tomography - Advanced Applications
The organ most commonly afected by metastatic cancer is the skeleton, and spine is the site where it causes the highest morbidity. Computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) for detecting and assessing metastatic disease in bone or other spine disorders can assist physicians to perform their decision-making tasks. A precise segmentation of the spine is important as a irst stage in any automatic diagnosis task. However, it is a challenging problem to segment correctly an afected spine, and it is a crucialdoi:10.5772/intechopen.68552 fatcat:medlsudid5c55lydc6j2kx3en4