MICCAI 2016 Challenge Automatic Vertebral Fracture Analysis and Identification from VFA by DXA
Osteoporotic vertebral fractures are difficult to diagnose and are often only discovered when the spine is imaged. A clinical assessment of vertebral fracture status can be performed using dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA). This approach is known as vertebral fracture assessment (VFA). This challenge aims at promoting the development of computational methods for vertebral fracture diagnosis.
A journal paper presenting the challenge process and the results will be submitted to Medical Image Analysis or IEEE Trans Med Imaging by December 2016. All authors from the presented methods will be invited to participate in this paper.