Publication detail

Segmentation methods for MRI processing

MIKULKA, J. GESCHEIDTOVÁ, E. BARTUŠEK, K.

Original Title

Segmentation methods for MRI processing

English Title

Segmentation methods for MRI processing

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

The paper describes the segmentation of NMR image of the human head in the region of temporomandibular joint. Images obtained by the tomograph used are of very low resolution and contrast, and processing them can prove to be difficult. There were found many methods for segmentation of small and noised parts of NMR images such as active contours, region-based or edge-based level set segmentation methods and very known the region growing method. An appropriate algorithm has been found, which consists of pre-processing the image by a smoothing filter, sharpening, and four-phase level set segmentation. This method segments the image on the basis of the intensity of regions and is thus suitable to be applied to the above NMR images, in which no sharp edges occur. The method also has some filtering capability. The paper describes the most popular segmentation methods in MRI processing and it is shown the result of the mentioned four-phase level set segmentation method. The future work will be aimed at testing and comparing the results of each described methods and with manual or interactive segmentation in NMR images in the mentioned region of temporomandibular joint. The segmented slices will be used for 3D modeling of tissues.

English abstract

The paper describes the segmentation of NMR image of the human head in the region of temporomandibular joint. Images obtained by the tomograph used are of very low resolution and contrast, and processing them can prove to be difficult. There were found many methods for segmentation of small and noised parts of NMR images such as active contours, region-based or edge-based level set segmentation methods and very known the region growing method. An appropriate algorithm has been found, which consists of pre-processing the image by a smoothing filter, sharpening, and four-phase level set segmentation. This method segments the image on the basis of the intensity of regions and is thus suitable to be applied to the above NMR images, in which no sharp edges occur. The method also has some filtering capability. The paper describes the most popular segmentation methods in MRI processing and it is shown the result of the mentioned four-phase level set segmentation method. The future work will be aimed at testing and comparing the results of each described methods and with manual or interactive segmentation in NMR images in the mentioned region of temporomandibular joint. The segmented slices will be used for 3D modeling of tissues.

Keywords

level set segmentation, mandibular joint

RIV year

2009

Released

23.11.2009

Location

Polsko

ISBN

978-83-922095-8-4

Book

Recent Advances in Numerical Modelling

Pages from

147

Pages to

150

Pages count

4

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT31679,
  author="Jan {Mikulka} and Eva {Gescheidtová} and Karel {Bartušek}",
  title="Segmentation methods for MRI processing",
  annote="The paper describes the segmentation of NMR image of the human head in the region of temporomandibular joint. Images obtained by the tomograph used are of very low resolution and contrast, and processing them can prove to be difficult. There were found many methods for segmentation of small and noised parts of NMR images such as active contours, region-based or edge-based level set segmentation methods and very known the region growing method. An appropriate algorithm has been found, which consists of pre-processing the image by a smoothing filter, sharpening, and four-phase level set segmentation. This method segments the image on the basis of the intensity of regions and is thus suitable to be applied to the above NMR images, in which no sharp edges occur. The method also has some filtering capability. The paper describes the most popular segmentation methods in MRI processing and it is shown the result of the mentioned four-phase level set segmentation method. The future work will be aimed at testing and comparing the results of each described methods and with manual or interactive segmentation in NMR images in the mentioned region of temporomandibular joint. The segmented slices will be used for 3D modeling of tissues.",
  booktitle="Recent Advances in Numerical Modelling",
  chapter="31679",
  howpublished="print",
  year="2009",
  month="november",
  pages="147--150",
  type="conference paper"
}