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Active contour based segmentation of resected livers in CT images
Author(s): Simon Oelmann; Cristina Oyarzun Laura; Klaus Drechsler; Stefan Wesarg
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Paper Abstract

The majority of state of the art segmentation algorithms are able to give proper results in healthy organs but not in pathological ones. However, many clinical applications require an accurate segmentation of pathological organs. The determination of the target boundaries for radiotherapy or liver volumetry calculations are examples of this. Volumetry measurements are of special interest after tumor resection for follow up of liver regrow. The segmentation of resected livers presents additional challenges that were not addressed by state of the art algorithms. This paper presents a snakes based algorithm specially developed for the segmentation of resected livers. The algorithm is enhanced with a novel dynamic smoothing technique that allows the active contour to propagate with different speeds depending on the intensities visible in its neighborhood. The algorithm is evaluated in 6 clinical CT images as well as 18 artificial datasets generated from additional clinical CT images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 March 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9413, Medical Imaging 2015: Image Processing, 941316 (20 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2081898
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Simon Oelmann, Fraunhofer IGD (Germany)
Cristina Oyarzun Laura, Fraunhofer IGD (Germany)
Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany)
Klaus Drechsler, Fraunhofer IGD (Germany)
Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany)
Stefan Wesarg, Fraunhofer IGD (Germany)
Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany)


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

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