Detection of Infiltrate on Infant Chest X-Ray

Jufriadif Na'am, Johan Harlan, Gunadi Widi Nurcahyo, Syafri Arlis, Sahari Sahari, Mardison Mardison, Larissa Navia Rani


Currently, Chest X-ray is still widely used around the world for disease examination. This is due to its low cost, low radiation and a lot of disease information. The commonly detected disease using chest x-rays is lung disease. The characteristic of this disease is infiltrate. However, the accuracy of Chest X-ray observations is still low. Therefore, this research offers a method to perform Chest X-ray image processing in clarifying the information contained therein. This research used Chest X-ray of infant patients who treated at Central Public Hospital (RSUP) Dr. M. Djamil Padang. The total of the images tested were 17 images. In these images, there were some suspected infiltrates after being analyzed by doctors. Software used was Matlab which is conducted by applying image processing method. The method used consisted of 4 parts, that was Cropping, Filtering, Detecting Edge, and Sharpening Edge. The results of the research showed that the method could clarify edge detection of the objects contained in the image, so that the infiltrate could be more easily recognized. With this easiness, it will help the doctor to remove doubts for infiltrate observations in the Infant's lungs.


medical image; infiltrate; chest x-ray; infant; sharpen

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