2013 Summer Project Week:Radnostics

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Spine Segmentation & Osteoporosis Detection In CT Imaging Studies


A condition of bone mineral loss affecting the aging population

  • Impacts 200 million people WW
  • Leads to 9 million fractures each year
  • Inflicts pain, morbidity, and mortality
  • Direct annual costs: close to $20 billion in the US, €30+ billion in Europe
  • Fractures and complications are preventable with lifestyle changes, diet, and medication
  • However, Osteoporosis is largely underdiagnosed

Key Investigators

  • Radnostics: Anthony Blumfield
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine: Einat Blumfield, MD
  • Jacobi Medical Center: Jay Leb, MD
  • BWH: Ron Kikinis, MD


Radnostics Osteoporosis Detection is a solution for early detection of osteoporosis in CT scans performed for other clinical indications

  • Tens of millions of CT scans are performed annually for various medical conditions
  • We measure osteoporosis biomarkers and detect patients at risk
  • 100% automated & integrated into the clinical workflow

Approach, Plan

Create a 3D Slicer v4 command line module for Radnostics Beta2.



Delivery Mechanism

This work will be delivered to the NA-MIC Kit as a

  1. Slicer Module
    1. Extension -- commandline