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Automatic teniae coli detection for computed tomography colonography
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Paper Abstract

Human colon has complex structures since it turns, twists, and even mobiles when the position of patient changes. The awareness of the locations and orientations is very important for improving the experience of virtual navigation, registration of supine/prone images and polyp matching. Teniae coli (TCs) are three longitudinal muscles along the human colon. They are parts of the colon wall, and they have the potential to serve as reliable landmarks to provide the above mentioned awareness. Morphologically, TCs are three smooth narrow bands, approximately perpendicular to the haustral folds, and extending between the fold pairs in a parallel manner. Such characteristics make the TCs detectable if the folds have been extracted already. In this study, based on the previous work of the segmentation of haustral folds, we introduce a new method of automatically detecting the three TCs. The experiments will be conducted on real patient studies to demonstrate the feasibility of the method, and solid evaluation will be conducted based on a flattened two-dimensional (2D) colon representation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7963, Medical Imaging 2011: Computer-Aided Diagnosis, 79632N (9 March 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.878059
Show Author Affiliations
Hongbin Zhu, Stony Brook Univ. (United States)
Lihong Li, College of Staten Island, City Univ. of New York (United States)
Yi Fan, Stony Brook Univ. (United States)
Qin Lin, Stony Brook Univ. (United States)
Sichuan Univ. (China)
Hongbing Lu, Fourth Military Medical Univ. (China)
Xianfeng Gu, Stony Brook Univ. (United States)
Zhengrong Liang, Stony Brook Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7963:
Medical Imaging 2011: Computer-Aided Diagnosis
Ronald M. Summers; Bram van Ginneken, Editor(s)

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