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The evaluation of correction algorithms of intensity nonuniformity in breast MRI images: a phantom study
Author(s): Damian Borys; Wojciech Serafin; Kamil Gorczewski; Marek Kijonka; Mariusz Frackiewicz; Henryk Palus
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Paper Abstract

The aim of this work was to test the most popular and essential algorithms of the intensity nonuniformity correction of the breast MRI imaging. In this type of MRI imaging, especially in the proximity of the coil, the signal is strong but also can produce some inhomogeneities. Evaluated methods of signal correction were: N3, N3FCM, N4, Nonparametric, and SPM. For testing purposes, a uniform phantom object was used to obtain test images using breast imaging MRI coil. To quantify the results, two measures were used: integral uniformity and standard deviation. For each algorithm minimum, average and maximum values of both evaluation factors have been calculated using the binary mask created for the phantom. In the result, two methods obtained the lowest values in these measures: N3FCM and N4, however, for the second method visually phantom was the most uniform after correction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 April 2018
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10696, Tenth International Conference on Machine Vision (ICMV 2017), 106962H (13 April 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2309464
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Damian Borys, Silesian Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Wojciech Serafin, Silesian Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Kamil Gorczewski, Silesian Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Marek Kijonka, Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Ctr. and Institute of Oncology (Poland)
Mariusz Frackiewicz, Silesian Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Henryk Palus, Silesian Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10696:
Tenth International Conference on Machine Vision (ICMV 2017)
Antanas Verikas; Petia Radeva; Dmitry Nikolaev; Jianhong Zhou, Editor(s)

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