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Journal of Electronic Imaging • Open Access

Sequential application of viscous opening and lower leveling for three-dimensional brain extraction on magnetic resonance imaging T1
Author(s): Jorge Domingo Mendiola-Santibañez; Martín Gallegos-Duarte; Miguel Octavio Arias-Estrada; Israel Marcos Santillán-Méndez; Juvenal Rodríguez-Reséndiz; Iván Ramón Terol-Villalobos

Paper Abstract

A composition of the viscous opening and the lower leveling is introduced to extract brain in magnetic resonance imaging T1. The innovative transformation disconnects chained components and has better control on the reconstruction process of the marker inside of the original image. However, the sequential operator requires setting several parameters, making its application difficult. Due to this situation, a simplification is carried out on it to obtain a more practical method. The proposed morphological transformations were tested with the Internet Brain Segmentation Repository (IBSR) database, which is used as a benchmark among the community. The results are compared using the Jaccard and Dice indices with respect to (i) manual segmentations obtained from the IBSR, (ii) mean indices reported in the current literature, and (iii) segmentations obtained from the Brain Extraction Tool, since this is one of the most popular algorithms used for brain segmentation. The average indices of Jaccard and Dice indicate that the reduced transformation produces similar results to the other methods reported in the literature while the sequential operator presents a better performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 2014
PDF: 14 pages
J. Electron. Imaging. 23(3) 033010 doi: 10.1117/1.JEI.23.3.033010
Published in: Journal of Electronic Imaging Volume 23, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Jorge Domingo Mendiola-Santibañez, CIDETEQ (Mexico)
Univ. Autónoma de Querétaro (Mexico)
Martín Gallegos-Duarte, Univ. Autónoma de Querétaro (Mexico)
Miguel Octavio Arias-Estrada, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico)
Israel Marcos Santillán-Méndez, Univ. Autónoma de Querétaro (Mexico)
Juvenal Rodríguez-Reséndiz, Univ. Autónoma de Querétaro (Mexico)
Iván Ramón Terol-Villalobos, CIDETEQ (Mexico)

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