Fort Collins, Colorado
June 23, 1999 to June 25, 1999
Arvid Lundervold , University of Bergen
Torfinn Taxt , University of Bergen
Nicolae Duta , Michigan State University
Anil K. Jain , Michigan State University
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain, followed by automated segmentation of the corpus callosum (CC) in midsagittal sections has important applications in neurology and neurocognitive research since the size and shape of the CC are shown to be correlated to sex, age, neurodegenerative diseases and various lateralized behavior in man. Moreover, whole head, multispectral 3D MRI recordings enable voxel-based tissue classification and estimation of total brain volumes, in addition to CC morphometric parameters. We propose a new algorithm that uses both multispectral MRI measurements (intensity values) and prior information about shape (CC template) to segment CC in midsagittal slices with very little user interaction. The algorithm has been successfully tested on a sample of 10 subjects scanned with multispectral 3D MRI, collected for a study of dyslexia. We conclude that the proposed method for CC segmentation is promising for clinical use when multi-spectral MR images are recorded.
Arvid Lundervold, Torfinn Taxt, Nicolae Duta, Anil K. Jain, "Model-Guided Segmentation of Corpus Callosum in MR Images", CVPR, 1999, 2013 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2013 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 1999, pp. 1231, doi:10.1109/CVPR.1999.786944