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An automatic method of brain tumor segmentation from MRI volume based on the symmetry of brain and level set method
Author(s): Xiaobing Li; Tianshuang Qiu; Stephane Lebonvallet; Su Ruan
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a brain tumor segmentation method which automatically segments tumors from human brain MRI image volume. The presented model is based on the symmetry of human brain and level set method. Firstly, the midsagittal plane of an MRI volume is searched, the slices with potential tumor of the volume are checked out according to their symmetries, and an initial boundary of the tumor in the slice, in which the tumor is in the largest size, is determined meanwhile by watershed and morphological algorithms; Secondly, the level set method is applied to the initial boundary to drive the curve evolving and stopping to the appropriate tumor boundary; Lastly, the tumor boundary is projected one by one to its adjacent slices as initial boundaries through the volume for the whole tumor. The experiment results are compared with hand tracking of the expert and show relatively good accordance between both.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 February 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7546, Second International Conference on Digital Image Processing, 754618 (26 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.853389
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Xiaobing Li, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
IUT de Troyes (France)
Tianshuang Qiu, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Stephane Lebonvallet, IUT de Troyes (France)
Su Ruan, IUT de Troyes (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7546:
Second International Conference on Digital Image Processing
Kamaruzaman Jusoff; Yi Xie, Editor(s)

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