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fMRI segmentation at 1.5T by clustering
Author(s): Tae-Seong Kim; Deepak Khosla; Pankaj Patel; Manbir Singh
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Paper Abstract

A feasibility study was conducted to segment 1.5T fMRIs into gray matter and large veins using individual pixel intensity and temporal phase delay as two correlated parameters in gradient echo images. The time-course of each pixel in gradient echo images acquired during visual stimulation with a checkerboard flashing at 8Hz was correlated to the stimulation 'on'-'off' sequence to identify activated pixels. The temporal delay of each activated pixels was estimated by fitting its time-course to a reference sinusoidal function. The mean signal intensity difference of the activated pixels was computed by subtracting the average of the 'on' images from the average of the 'off' images. After replacing each activated pixel with 2D features (i.e., intensity and time-delay), a clustering method based on a K-means algorithm was employed to classify vein and tissue pixels. Good demarcation between large veins and activated gray matter was achieved with this method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2433, Medical Imaging 1995: Physiology and Function from Multidimensional Images, (24 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209698
Show Author Affiliations
Tae-Seong Kim, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Deepak Khosla, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Pankaj Patel, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Manbir Singh, Univ. of Southern California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2433:
Medical Imaging 1995: Physiology and Function from Multidimensional Images
Eric A. Hoffman, Editor(s)

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