Conference Paper

Automated 3D Segmentation of Lung Fields in Thin Slice CT Exploiting Wavelet Preprocessing.

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-74272-2_30 Conference: Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns, 12th International Conference, CAIP 2007, Vienna, Austria, August 27-29, 2007, Proceedings
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ABSTRACT Lung segmentation is a necessary first step to computer analysis in lung CT. It is crucial to develop automated segmentation
algorithms capable of dealing with the amount of data produced in thin slice multidetector CT and also to produce accurate
border delineation in cases of high density pathologies affecting the lung border. In this study an automated method for lung
segmentation of thin slice CT data is proposed. The method exploits the advantage of a wavelet preprocessing step in combination
with the minimum error thresholding technique applied on volume histogram. Performance averaged over left and right lung volumes
is in terms of: lung volume overlap 0.983 ± 0.008, mean distance 0.770 ± 0.251 mm, rms distance 0.520 ± 0.008 mm and maximum
distance differentiation 3.327 ± 1.637 mm. Results demonstrate an accurate method that could be used as a first step in computer
lung analysis in CT.