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Surface-Region Context in Optimal Multi-object Graph-Based Segmentation: Robust Delineation of Pulmonary Tumors

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Surface-Region Context in Optimal Multi-object Graph-Based Segmentation: Robust Delineation of Pulmonary Tumors
Abstract. Multi-object segmentation with mutual interaction is a challenging task in medical image analysis. We report a novel solution to a segmentation problem, in which target objects of arbitrary shape mutually interact with terrain-like surfaces, which widely exists in the medical imaging field. The approach incorporates context information used during simultaneous segmentation of multiple objects. The object–surface interaction information is encoded by adding weighted inter-graph arcs to our graph model. A globally optimal solution is achieved by solving a single maximum flow problem in a low-order polynomial time. The performance of the method was evaluated in robust delineation of lung tumors in megavoltage cone-beam CT images in comparison with an expert-defined independent standard. The evaluation showed that our method generated highly accurate tumor segmentations. Compared with the conventional graph-cut method, our new approach provided significantly better results (...
Qi Song, Mingqing Chen, Junjie Bai, Milan Sonka, X
Added 30 Aug 2011
Updated 30 Aug 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where IPMI
Authors Qi Song, Mingqing Chen, Junjie Bai, Milan Sonka, Xiaodong Wu
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