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MRI segmentation based on region growing with robust estimation
Author(s): Leopoldo Gonzalez-Santos; Rafael R. Rojas; Juan H. Sossa-Azuela; Fernando A. Barrios
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Paper Abstract

An image segmentation algorithm based on region growing with robust estimation, using the mode of the region elements, is presented. With this algorithm it is possible to do brain MRI segmentation with reasonable results and speed, specially in connected regions in which region growing methods are well suited. Head MRI from eight normal volunteers were used to run the segmentation program and the result was validated by an MR neuroradiologist. Border elements can be included doing a small correction, white and gray matter were segmented easily and more complex functional areas can be obtained too.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 May 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3661, Medical Imaging 1999: Image Processing, (21 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.348646
Show Author Affiliations
Leopoldo Gonzalez-Santos, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Rafael R. Rojas, Hospital ABC (United States)
Juan H. Sossa-Azuela, Instituto Politecnico National (Mexico)
Fernando A. Barrios, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3661:
Medical Imaging 1999: Image Processing
Kenneth M. Hanson, Editor(s)

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