Brain Tissue Segmentation in 4D CT Images Using Voxel Classification

R. van den Boom, M. Oei, S. Lafebre, L. Oostveen, A. Meijer, S. Steens, M. Prokop, B. van Ginneken and R. Manniesing

in: Medical Imaging, volume 8314 of Proceedings of the SPIE, 2012, pages 83144B-83144B-6

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Abstract

A method is proposed to segment anatomical regions from 4D computer tomography (CT) cerebral patient data. The method consist of a three step voxel classification scheme, each step focusing on structures that are increasingly difficult to segment. The first step classifies air and bone, the second step classifies vessels and the third step classifies white matter, gray matter and cerebrospinal fluid. The method has been applied to ten 4D CT cerebral patient data. A leave-one-out experiment showed consistent and accurate segmentation results.

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