HT-BONE is a software for the automatic detection of bone profile in CT images by means of Hough Transform. HT-BONE is a set of Matlab functions and scripts, with a (hopefully) user-friendly Graphical User Interface. 

HT-BONE software is free but copyrighted software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence as published by the Free Software Foundation (either version 2, or at your option any later version). See the file COPYING for more details.



C. Campi, A. Perasso, M.C. Beltrametti, M. Piana, G. Sambuceti, A.M. Massone
HT-BONE: A graphical user interface for the identification of bone profiles in CT images via extended Hough transform
Proceedings of SPIE: Medical Imaging 2016: Image Processing vol. 9784


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Conditions of use

HT-BONE is a toolbox written and released for medical imaging research purposes only with no guarantee of suitability for any particular purpose. HT-BONE, or data obtained from HT-BONE, should not under any circumstances be used for clinical purposes.