El-Cezeri Journal of Science and Engineering, vol.8, no.3, pp.1202-1214, 2021 (Scopus)
Congenital or acquired lesions leading to a large loss of intestinal mass leads to the formation of short bowel syndrome. The occurrence of bowel incompetence is also mostly due to short bowel syndrome. Intestinal length knowledge is needed in bowel diseases that are shortened by various causes such as bowel insufficiency. o date, there are few studies on the calculation of small bowel length in the literature based on computed tomography (CT) images. In this paper, a methodology is proposed to calculate the length of small intestinal phantoms by using CT images. First, pre-processing is carried out by applying morphological processes to the CT image. Center points of the CT image, converted into binary using thresholding methods, are determined by using the region growing method. By writing the equation created in the second-order of the center points, the correct ordering of the center points is obtained by finding the errors in each cycle and ordering the minimum ones. Thus, by calculating and summing the distances between the center points, the length of the small intestinal phantom is found. Three small intestinal phantoms are utilized for validating the proposed methodology.