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ADAPTIVE SEGMENTATION OF INTERNAL BRAIN STRUCTURES IN PATHOLOGICAL MR IMAGES DEPENDING ON TUMOR TYPES

CNRS, Ecole Nat. Superieure des Telecommun., Paris
DOI: 10.1109/ISBI.2007.356920 In proceeding of: Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, 2007. ISBI 2007. 4th IEEE International Symposium on
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ABSTRACT This paper introduces a novel methodology for the segmentation of internal brain structures in MRI volumes in the presence of a tumor. The proposed method relies on an initial segmentation of the tumor. Based on the tumor's type, a set of spatial relations between internal structures, remaining stable even in presence of the pathology, is established. Segmentation and recognition of surrounding anatomical structures are based on prior knowledge about their spatial arrangement. Segmentation results on tumors inducing small or large deformations are provided to illustrate the potential of the approach.

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