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Segmentation of prostate from CT scans using a combined voxel random forests classification with spherical harmonics regularization
Author(s): F. Commandeur; O. Acosta; A. Simon; J. D. Ospina Arango; J. L. Dillenseger; R. Mathieu; P. Haigron; R. de Crevoisier
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Paper Abstract

In prostate cancer external beam radiotherapy, pelvic structures identification in computed tomography (CT) is required for the treatment planning and is performed manually by experts. Prostate manual delineations in CT modality is time consuming and prone to observer variability. We propose a fully automated process using a combination of a Random Forests (RF) classification and Spherical Harmonics (SPHARM) to identify the prostate boundaries. The proposed method outperformed classical atlas based approach from the literature. Combining RF to detect the prostate and SPHARM for shape regularization provided promising results for automatic prostate segmentation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 January 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9287, 10th International Symposium on Medical Information Processing and Analysis, 92870F (28 January 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2073489
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F. Commandeur, Lab. Traitement du Signal et de l'Image, Univ. de Rennes 1 (France)
INSERM (France)
O. Acosta, Lab. Traitement du Signal et de l'Image, Univ. de Rennes 1 (France)
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A. Simon, Lab. Traitement du Signal et de l'Image, Univ. de Rennes 1 (France)
INSERM (France)
J. D. Ospina Arango, Lab. Traitement du Signal et de l'Image, Univ. de Rennes 1 (France)
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Univ. Nacional de Colombia (Columbia)
J. L. Dillenseger, Lab. Traitement du Signal et de l'Image, Univ. de Rennes 1 (France)
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R. Mathieu, CHU Pontchaillou (France)
P. Haigron, Lab. Traitement du Signal et de l'Image, Univ. de Rennes 1 (France)
INSERM (France)
R. de Crevoisier, Lab. Traitement du Signal et de l'Image, Univ. de Rennes 1 (France)
INSERM (France)
Ctr. Eugène Marquis (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9287:
10th International Symposium on Medical Information Processing and Analysis
Eduardo Romero; Natasha Lepore, Editor(s)

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