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Demyelinating and ischemic brain diseases: detection algorithm through regular magnetic resonance images
Author(s): D. Castillo; René Samaniego; Y. Jiménez; L. Cuenca; O. Vivanco; M. J. Rodríguez-Álvarez
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Paper Abstract

This work presents the advance to development of an algorithm for automatic detection of demyelinating lesions and cerebral ischemia through magnetic resonance images, which have contributed in paramount importance in the diagnosis of brain diseases. The sequences of images to be used are T1, T2, and FLAIR.

Brain demyelination lesions occur due to damage of the myelin layer of nerve fibers; and therefore this deterioration is the cause of serious pathologies such as multiple sclerosis (MS), leukodystrophy, disseminated acute encephalomyelitis. Cerebral or cerebrovascular ischemia is the interruption of the blood supply to the brain, thus interrupting; the flow of oxygen and nutrients needed to maintain the functioning of brain cells. The algorithm allows the differentiation between these lesions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10396, Applications of Digital Image Processing XL, 103961C (19 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2274579
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D. Castillo, Univ. Técnica Particular de Loja (Ecuador)
René Samaniego, Hospital UTPL (Ecuador)
Y. Jiménez, Univ. Técnica Particular de Loja (Ecuador)
L. Cuenca, Univ. Técnica Particular de Loja (Ecuador)
O. Vivanco, Univ. Técnica Particular de Loja (Ecuador)
M. J. Rodríguez-Álvarez, Univ. Politècnica de València (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10396:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XL
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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