Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture is a common trauma which frequently happens in overweight dogs. Veterinarians use MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging) as the standard method to diagnose this disease. However MRI is expensive and time-consuming. Therefore, it is necessary to find an alternative diagnostic method. In this research, thermographic images are utilized as a prescreening tools for the detection of ACL rupture disease. Meanwhile, a quantitative comparison is made of new feature vectors based on Gabor filters with different frequencies and orientations.
|Advisor:||Umbaugh, Scott E.|
|Commitee:||LeAnder, Robert, Noble, Brad|
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|Department:||Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||MAI 54/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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