A low-cost scalable solution for digitizing analog X-rays with applications to rural healthcare

Javvadi Appanacharya, K T and Tatinati, A K and Kunderu, H K and Mohammad, S K and Channappayya, Sumohana and Acharyya, Amit and Tripathi, S (2013) A low-cost scalable solution for digitizing analog X-rays with applications to rural healthcare. In: 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013, 3-7 July, 2013, Osaka; Japan.

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In this paper, we present a low-cost scalable solution for digitizing analog X-ray images with the goal of improving diagnostics in rural and remote areas, in addition to having potential applications in disaster healthcare. Our solution attempts to capitalize on the rapid gains made in cellular communication and mobile technologies. The proposed mobile application lets the user digitally acquire the analog X-ray image and apply enhancement operations to it. A novel nonlinear technique for X-ray image enhancement has been proposed and implemented in the application. Additionally, several standard enhancement techniques have also been implemented. A proof-of-concept of the proposed solution is demonstrated with an Android application running on a smartphone. Results from real-world data collected at a semi-urban hospital in India are presented. The Android application has been made available online at the fifth authors' homepage.

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Acharyya, Amithttp://orcid.org/0000-0002-5636-0676
Channappayya, SumohanaUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Android applications; Enhancement operations; Mobile applications; Mobile Technology; Nonlinear techniques; Proof of concept; Rural and remote areas; Scalable solution
Subjects: Others > Electricity
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2015 07:38
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2017 11:13
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/1430
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2013.6611292
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