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Clustering by optimum path forest and its application to automatic GM/WM classification in MR-T1 images of the brain

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3 Author(s)
Fabio A. M. Cappabianco ; State University of Campinas, Institute of Computing, Av. Albert Einstein, 1251, CEP 13084-851, SP, Brasil ; Alexandre X. Falcao ; Leonardo M. Rocha

A new approach to identify clusters as trees of an optimum- path forest has been presented. We are extending the method for large datasets with application to automatic GM/WM classification in MR-T1 images of the brain. The method is computed for a few randomly selected voxels, such that GM and WM define two optimum-path trees. The remaining voxels are classified incrementally, by identifying which tree would contain each voxel if it were part of the forest. Our method produces accurate results on phantom and real images, similarly to those obtained by the state-of-the-art, does not rely on templates, and takes less than 1.5 minute on modern PCs.

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2008 5th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro

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14-17 May 2008