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Semi-Automatic 3-D Segmentation of Anatomical Structures of Brain MRI Volumes using Graph Cuts

Doan, H., Slabaugh, G. G., Unal, G. B. and Fang, T. (2006). Semi-Automatic 3-D Segmentation of Anatomical Structures of Brain MRI Volumes using Graph Cuts. In: 2006 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing. (pp. 1913-1916). IEEE. ISBN 1424404800


We present a semi-automatic segmentation technique of the anatomical structures of the brain: cerebrum, cerebellum, and brain stem. The method uses graph cuts segmentation with an anatomic template for initialization. First, a skull stripping procedure is applied to remove non-brain tissues. Then, the segmentation is done hierarchically by first, extracting first the cerebrum from the brain, and then from the remaining volume the cerebellum and the brain stem are separated. This method is fast and can separate different anatomical structures of the brain in spite of weak boundaries. We describe our approach and present experimental results demonstrating its usefulness.

Publication Type: Book Section
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Publisher Keywords: Biomedical image processing, Image segmentation, Magnetic resonance
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Computer Science
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2015 13:36
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