20 March 2015 Evaluation of an automatic brain segmentation method developed for neonates on adult MR brain images
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Abstract
Automatic brain tissue segmentation is of clinical relevance in images acquired at all ages. The literature presents a clear distinction between methods developed for MR images of infants, and methods developed for images of adults. The aim of this work is to evaluate a method developed for neonatal images in the segmentation of adult images. The evaluated method employs supervised voxel classification in subsequent stages, exploiting spatial and intensity information. Evaluation was performed using images available within the MRBrainS13 challenge. The obtained average Dice coefficients were 85.77% for grey matter, 88.66% for white matter, 81.08% for cerebrospinal fluid, 95.65% for cerebrum, and 96.92% for intracranial cavity, currently resulting in the best overall ranking. The possibility of applying the same method to neonatal as well as adult images can be of great value in cross-sectional studies that include a wide age range.
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Pim Moeskops, Pim Moeskops, Max A. Viergever, Max A. Viergever, Manon J. N. L. Benders, Manon J. N. L. Benders, Ivana Išgum, Ivana Išgum, } "Evaluation of an automatic brain segmentation method developed for neonates on adult MR brain images", Proc. SPIE 9413, Medical Imaging 2015: Image Processing, 941315 (20 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2081833; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2081833
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