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dc.contributor.authorBuckberry, Jo*
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Sonia A.*
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-02T09:40:05Z
dc.date.available2008-10-02T09:40:05Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationBuckberry, J. L., and O'Connor, S. (2007). Radiography in Palaeopathology: Where next?. In: Zakrzewski, S. R. and White, W.(eds.) Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Meeting of the British Association for Biological Anthropology & Osteoarchaeology. Oxford, Archeopress. British Archaeological Reports International Series, No. 1712, pp. 105-110.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/693
dc.descriptionYes
dc.description.abstractRadiography has frequently been used during palaeopathological research, and plays an important role in the differential diagnosis of many diseases, including Paget¿s disease and carcinomas. Traditionally, radiographs were taken in hospitals with clinical equipment. However industrial radiography techniques have gradually become more commonly used, as their superior image quality and improved potential for diagnoses become recognised. The introduction of radiographic scanners has facilitated the digitisation of these images for dissemination and publication. However this is not all that radiographic digitisation can offer the researcher. Digital image processing (DIP) allows the researcher to focus on an area of interest and to adjust the brightness and contrast of the captured image. This allows the investigation of areas of high radio-opacity and radio-lucency, providing detailed images of the internal structures of bone and pathological lesions undetectable by the naked eye. In addition 3D effects, edge enhancement and sharpening algorithms, available through commonly used image processing software, can be very effective in enhancing the visibility of specific features. This paper will reveal how radiographic digitisation and manipulation can enhance radiographic images of palaeopathological lesions and potentially further our understanding of the bony manifestations of disease.
dc.language.isoen
dc.rights© 2007 Buckberry et al. Reproduced by permission from the copyright holders.
dc.subjectRadiography
dc.subjectDigitisation
dc.subjectDigital Image Processing
dc.subjectPalaeopathology
dc.subjectDifferential Diagnosis
dc.subjectCuration
dc.titleRadiography in Palaeopathology: Where Next?
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.typeOther
dc.type.versionAccepted manuscript
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refterms.dateFOA2018-07-18T00:04:30Z
dc.openaccess.statusopenAccess


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