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Automatic Detection and Segmentation of Focal Liver Lesions in Contrast Enhanced CT Images

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Automatic Detection and Segmentation of Focal Liver Lesions in Contrast Enhanced CT Images
Abstract—In this paper a novel system for automatic detection and segmentation of focal liver lesions in CT images is presented. It utilizes a probabilistic boosting tree to classify points in the liver as either lesion or parenchyma, thus providing both detection and segmentation of the lesions at the same time and fully automatically. To make the segmentation more robust, an iterative classification scheme is integrated, that incorporates knowledge gained from earlier iterations into later decisions. Finally, a comprehensive evaluation of both the segmentation and the detection performance for the most common hypodense lesions is given. Detection rates of 77% could be achieved with a sensitivity of 0.95 and a specificity of 0.93 for lesion segmentation at the same settings. Keywords-Biomedical image processing, image segmentation, pattern classification, object detection, tumors
Arne Militzer, Tobias Hager, Florian Jäger, Chris
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where ICPR
Authors Arne Militzer, Tobias Hager, Florian Jäger, Christian Tietjen, Joachim Hornegger
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