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20 March 2015 MS lesion segmentation using a multi-channel patch-based approach with spatial consistency
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This paper presents an automatic method for segmentation of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in Magnetic Resonance Images (MRI) of the brain. The approach is based on similarities between multi-channel patches (T1, T2 and FLAIR). An MS lesion patch database is built using training images for which the label maps are known. For each patch in the testing image, k similar patches are retrieved from the database. The matching labels for these k patches are then combined to produce an initial segmentation map for the test case. Finally a novel iterative patch-based label refinement process based on the initial segmentation map is performed to ensure spatial consistency of the detected lesions. A leave-one-out evaluation is done for each testing image in the MS lesion segmentation challenge of MICCAI 2008. Results are shown to compete with the state-of-the-art methods on the MICCAI 2008 challenge.
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Roey Mechrez, Jacob Goldberger, and Hayit Greenspan "MS lesion segmentation using a multi-channel patch-based approach with spatial consistency", Proc. SPIE 9413, Medical Imaging 2015: Image Processing, 94130O (20 March 2015);

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