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Segmenting nonenhancing brain tumors from normal tissues in magnetic resonance images
Author(s): Lynn M. Fletcher-Heath; Lawrence O. Hall; Dmitry B. Goldgof
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Paper Abstract

Tumor segmentation from magnetic resonance (MR) images aids in tumor treatment by tracking the progress of tumor growth and/or shrinkage. In this paper we present an automatic segmentation method which separates non-enhancing brain tumors from healthy tissues in MR images. The MR feature images used for the segmentation consist of three weighted images (T1, T2 and proton density) for each axial slice through the head. An initial segmentation is computed using an unsupervised clustering algorithm. Then, integrated domain knowledge and image processing techniques contribute to the final tumor segmentation. The system was trained on two patient volumes and preliminary testing has shown successful tumor segmentations on four patient volumes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 June 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3338, Medical Imaging 1998: Image Processing, (24 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.310939
Show Author Affiliations
Lynn M. Fletcher-Heath, Univ. of South Florida (United States)
Lawrence O. Hall, Univ. of South Florida (United States)
Dmitry B. Goldgof, Univ. of South Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3338:
Medical Imaging 1998: Image Processing
Kenneth M. Hanson, Editor(s)

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