MRA data segmentation using level sets

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MRA data segmentation using level sets
In this paper, we use a level set based segmentation algorithm to extract the vascular tree from Magnetic Resonance Angiography, "MRA". Classification model finds an optimal partition of homogeneous classes with regular interfaces. Regions and their interfaces are represented by level set functions. The algorithm initializes level sets in each image slice using automatic seed initialization and then iteratively, each level set approaches the steady state and contains the vessel or non-vessel area. The algorithm is applied on each slice of the volume to build up the tree. The results are validated using a phantom that simulates the "MRA". The approach is fast and accurate. Results on various cases demonstrate the accuracy of the approach.
Hossam S. Hassan, Aly A. Farag
Added 24 Oct 2009
Updated 27 Oct 2009
Type Conference
Year 2003
Where ICIP
Authors Hossam S. Hassan, Aly A. Farag
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