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Breast MRI intensity non-uniformity correction using mean-shift
Author(s): Aliaksei Makarau; Henkjan Huisman; Roel Mus; Miranda Zijp; Nico Karssemeijer
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Paper Abstract

In breast MRI, intensity inhomogeneity due to coil profile hampers development of robust segmentation and automated processing methods. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the performance in breast MRI of a number of existing non-uniformity correction methods, mostly developed for brain imaging, and a novel correction method first presented here. Ten breast MRI exams, which were manually segmented into background and five tissue classes, were used for performance assessment. Results show that the relatively simple and fast bias field correction method presented in this paper outperforms the other methods in a number of aspects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7624, Medical Imaging 2010: Computer-Aided Diagnosis, 76242D (9 March 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.845612
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Aliaksei Makarau, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen Medical Ctr. (Netherlands)
Henkjan Huisman, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen Medical Ctr. (Netherlands)
Roel Mus, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen Medical Ctr. (Netherlands)
Miranda Zijp, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen Medical Ctr. (Netherlands)
Nico Karssemeijer, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen Medical Ctr. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7624:
Medical Imaging 2010: Computer-Aided Diagnosis
Nico Karssemeijer; Ronald M. Summers, Editor(s)

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