Image analysis of CT images performed to evaluate thoracic spine and rib cage abnormalities that contribute to pain in people living with COPD

spine and rib cage xray

  • People with COPD have a hyperexpanded chest wall because of their underlying lung disease.
  • The thoracic rib cage can be reconstructed from CT images.
  • We are examining structural changes of the spine and chest wall that might contribute to decreased mobility and pain in the thorax of people with COPD.

 

spine and rib cage 3D image