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New deformable human brain atlas for computer-aided diagnosis
Author(s): Antti J. Lahtinen; Harry Frey; Hannu Eskola
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Paper Abstract

Modern software-based image analysis techniques enable accurate detection of the size and shape of various brain lesions. In order to estimate the real load caused by the lesions also their neuro-anatomical location should be taken into account. Therefore deformable brain atlases appear to be essential tools when new image diagnostics methods are developed and tested. We have developed deformable brain atlas software for research and diagnosis. The atlas is used to compare patient brain images with a segmented reference brain image so that it is possible to identify the patient neuroanatomical structures. The atlas software comes with image processing tools for transforming CT or MR image sets into atlas- compatible volume image format. The reference image is deformed to match the patient image, and the segmented neuroanatomical regions of the atlas image can then be blended with the patient image.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 May 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4684, Medical Imaging 2002: Image Processing, (9 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.467085
Show Author Affiliations
Antti J. Lahtinen, Tampere Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Harry Frey, Tampere Univ. Hospital (Finland)
Hannu Eskola, Tampere Univ. of Technology (Finland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4684:
Medical Imaging 2002: Image Processing
Milan Sonka; J. Michael Fitzpatrick, Editor(s)

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