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A learning based deformable template matching method for automatic rib centerline extraction and labeling in CT images

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A learning based deformable template matching method for automatic rib centerline extraction and labeling in CT images
The automatic extraction and labeling of the rib centerlines is a useful yet challenging task in many clinical applications. In this paper, we propose a new approach integrating rib seed point detection and template matching to detect and identify each rib in chest CT scans. The bottom-up learning based detection exploits local image cues and topdown deformable template matching imposes global shape constraints. To adapt to the shape deformation of different rib cages whereas maintain high computational efficiency, we employ a Markov Random Field (MRF) based articulated rigid transformation method followed by Active Contour Model (ACM) deformation. Compared with traditional methods that each rib is individually detected, traced and labeled, the new approach is not only much more robust due to prior shape constraints of the whole rib cage, but removes tedious post-processing such as rib pairing and ordering steps because each rib is automatically labeled during the template matching. ...
Dijia Wu, David Liu, Zoltan Puskas, Chao Lu, Andre
Added 28 Sep 2012
Updated 28 Sep 2012
Type Journal
Year 2012
Where CVPR
Authors Dijia Wu, David Liu, Zoltan Puskas, Chao Lu, Andreas Wimmer, Christian Tietjen, Grzegorz Soza, Shaohua Kevin Zhou
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