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1998
Springer

Segmentation and Measurement of the Cortex from 3D MR Images

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Segmentation and Measurement of the Cortex from 3D MR Images
The cortex is the outermost thin layer of gray matter in the brain; geometric measurement of the cortex helps in understanding brain anatomy and function. In the quantitative analysis of the cortex from MR images, extracting the structure and obtaining a representation for various measurements are key steps. While manual segmentation is tedious and labor intensive, automatic, reliable and efficient segmentation and measurement of the cortex remain challenging problems due to its convoluted nature. Here we present a new approach of coupled surfaces propagation using level set methods to address such problems. Our method is motivated by the nearly constant thickness of the cortical mantle and takes this tight coupling as an important constraint. By evolving two embedded surfaces simultaneously, each driven by its own image-derived information while maintaining the coupling, a final representation of the cortical bounding surfaces and an automatic segmentation of the cortex are achieved. ...
Xiaolan Zeng, Lawrence H. Staib, Robert T. Schultz
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Type Conference
Year 1998
Where MICCAI
Authors Xiaolan Zeng, Lawrence H. Staib, Robert T. Schultz, James S. Duncan
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