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2003
Springer

Robust Estimation for Brain Tumor Segmentation

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Robust Estimation for Brain Tumor Segmentation
Given models for healthy brains, tumor segmentation can be seen as a process of detecting abnormalities or outliers that are present with certain image intensity and geometric properties. In this paper, we propose a method that segments brain tumor and edema in two stages. We first detect intensity outliers using robust estimation of the location and dispersion of the normal brain tissue intensity clusters. We then apply geometric and spatial constraints to the detected abnormalities or outliers. Previously published tumor segmentation methods generally rely on the intensity enhancement in the T1-weighted image that appear with the gadolinium contrast agent, on strictly uniform intensity patterns and most often on user initialization of the segmentation. To our knowledge, none of the methods integrated the detection of edema in addition to tumor as a combined approach, although knowledge of the extent of edema is critical for planning and treatment. Our method relies on the information...
Marcel Prastawa, Elizabeth Bullitt, Sean Ho, Guido
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Where MICCAI
Authors Marcel Prastawa, Elizabeth Bullitt, Sean Ho, Guido Gerig
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