Locating seed points for automatic multi-organ segmentation using non-rigid registration and organ annotations

Joyseeree, Ranveer (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis) : Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland) ; Müller, Henning (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis) : Medical Informatics, University Hospitals & University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Organ segmentation is helpful for decision-support in diagnostic medicine. Region-growing segmentation algorithms are popular but usually require that clinicians place seed points in structures manually. A method to automatically calculate the seed points for segmenting organs in three-dimensional (3D), non-annotated Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance (MR) volumes from the VISCERAL dataset is presented in this paper. It precludes the need for manual placement of seeds, thereby saving time. It also has the advantage of being a simple yet eective means of nding reliable seed points for segmentation. Ane registration followed by B-spline registration are used to align expert annotations of each organ of interest in order to build a probability map for their respective location in a chosen reference frame. The centroid of each is determined. The same registration framework as above is used to warp the calculated centroids onto the volumes to be segmented. Existing segmentation algorithms may then be applied with the mapped centroids as seed points and the warped probability maps as an aid to the stopping criteria for segmentation. The above method was tested on contrast-enhanced, thorax-abdomen CT images to see if calculated centroids lay within target organs, which would equate to successful segmentation if an eective segmentation algorithm were used. Promising results were obtained and are presented in this paper. The causes for observed failures were identied and countermeasures were proposed in order to achieve even better results in the next stage of development that will involve a wider variety of MR and CT images.

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Economie et Services
HEG VS HES-SO Valais-Wallis - Haute Ecole de Gestion & Tourisme
Institut Informatique de gestion
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Orlando, USA, 21-26 February 2015
Orlando, USA
21-26 February 2015
8 p.
Titre du document hôte:
Proceedings of SPIE medical imaging 2015
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