9 March 2010 Computerized evaluation method of white matter hyperintensities related to subcortical vascular dementia in brain MR images
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We have developed a computerized evaluation method of white matter hyperintensity (WMH) regions for the diagnosis of vascular dementia (VaD) based on magnetic resonance (MR) images, and implemented the proposed method as a graphical interface program. The WMH regions were segmented using either a region growing technique or a level set method, one of which was selected by using a support vector machine. We applied the proposed method to MR images acquired from 10 patients with a diagnosis of VaD. The mean similarity index between WMH regions determined by a manual method and the proposed method was 78.2±11.0%. The proposed method could effectively assist neuroradiologists in evaluating WMH regions.
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Hidetaka Arimura, Hidetaka Arimura, Yasuo Kawata, Yasuo Kawata, Yasuo Yamashita, Yasuo Yamashita, Taiki Magome, Taiki Magome, Masafumi Ohki, Masafumi Ohki, Fukai Toyofuku, Fukai Toyofuku, Yoshiharu Higashida, Yoshiharu Higashida, Kazuhiro Tsuchiya, Kazuhiro Tsuchiya, } "Computerized evaluation method of white matter hyperintensities related to subcortical vascular dementia in brain MR images", Proc. SPIE 7624, Medical Imaging 2010: Computer-Aided Diagnosis, 762424 (9 March 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.845229; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.845229
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