Canine bone shape analysis by use of a radiographic image-classification system

Dongping Zhu From the Departments of Electrical Engineering (Zhu, Conners), Small Animal Clinical Sciences (Carrig), and Large Animal Clinical Sciences (Swecker), Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

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Colin B. Carrig From the Departments of Electrical Engineering (Zhu, Conners), Small Animal Clinical Sciences (Carrig), and Large Animal Clinical Sciences (Swecker), Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

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Richard W. Conners From the Departments of Electrical Engineering (Zhu, Conners), Small Animal Clinical Sciences (Carrig), and Large Animal Clinical Sciences (Swecker), Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

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William S. Swecker Jr. From the Departments of Electrical Engineering (Zhu, Conners), Small Animal Clinical Sciences (Carrig), and Large Animal Clinical Sciences (Swecker), Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

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Summary

A radiographic image-classification system was developed to analyze and compare the shape of the humerus of neonatal Labrador Retriever and Labrador Retriever × Beagle pups that were either phenotypically normal or affected with an ocular-skeletal dysplasia syndrome. The system consistently defined the shape of the humerus within the groups of pups studied and indicated a difference in the shape of the humerus between normal and affected pups. Results indicated that the radiographic image-classification system may be able to identify Labrador Retriever pups affected by the ocular-skeletal dysplasia syndrome at or shortly after birth.

Summary

A radiographic image-classification system was developed to analyze and compare the shape of the humerus of neonatal Labrador Retriever and Labrador Retriever × Beagle pups that were either phenotypically normal or affected with an ocular-skeletal dysplasia syndrome. The system consistently defined the shape of the humerus within the groups of pups studied and indicated a difference in the shape of the humerus between normal and affected pups. Results indicated that the radiographic image-classification system may be able to identify Labrador Retriever pups affected by the ocular-skeletal dysplasia syndrome at or shortly after birth.

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