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Tissue probability map constrained CLASSIC for increased accuracy and robustness in serial image segmentation
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Paper Abstract

Traditional fuzzy clustering algorithms have been successfully applied in MR image segmentation for quantitative morphological analysis. However, the clustering results might be biased due to the variability of tissue intensities and anatomical structures. For example, clustering-based algorithms tend to over-segment white matter tissues of MR brain images. To solve this problem, we introduce a tissue probability map constrained clustering algorithm and apply it to serialMR brain image segmentation for longitudinal study of human brains. The tissue probability maps consist of segmentation priors obtained from a population and reflect the probability of different tissue types. More accurate image segmentation can be achieved by using these segmentation priors in the clustering algorithm. Experimental results of both simulated longitudinal MR brain data and the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) data using the new serial image segmentation algorithm in the framework of CLASSIC show more accurate and robust longitudinal measures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7259, Medical Imaging 2009: Image Processing, 725904 (27 March 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.812940
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Zhong Xue, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute (United States)
Weill Cornell Medical College (United States)
Dinggang Shen, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (United States)
Stephen T. C. Wong, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute (United States)
Weill Cornell Medical College (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7259:
Medical Imaging 2009: Image Processing
Josien P. W. Pluim; Benoit M. Dawant, Editor(s)

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