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MS lesion segmentation using a multi-channel patch-based approach with spatial consistency
Author(s): Roey Mechrez; Jacob Goldberger; Hayit Greenspan
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an automatic method for segmentation of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in Magnetic Resonance Images (MRI) of the brain. The approach is based on similarities between multi-channel patches (T1, T2 and FLAIR). An MS lesion patch database is built using training images for which the label maps are known. For each patch in the testing image, k similar patches are retrieved from the database. The matching labels for these k patches are then combined to produce an initial segmentation map for the test case. Finally a novel iterative patch-based label refinement process based on the initial segmentation map is performed to ensure spatial consistency of the detected lesions. A leave-one-out evaluation is done for each testing image in the MS lesion segmentation challenge of MICCAI 2008. Results are shown to compete with the state-of-the-art methods on the MICCAI 2008 challenge.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 March 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9413, Medical Imaging 2015: Image Processing, 94130O (20 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2082558
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Roey Mechrez, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Jacob Goldberger, Bar-Ilan Univ. (Israel)
Hayit Greenspan, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9413:
Medical Imaging 2015: Image Processing
Sébastien Ourselin; Martin A. Styner, Editor(s)

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