By Topic

A Probabilistic Patch-Based Label Fusion Model for Multi-Atlas Segmentation With Registration Refinement: Application to Cardiac MR Images

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

8 Author(s)
Wenjia Bai ; Dept. of Comput., Imperial Coll. London, London, UK ; Wenzhe Shi ; O'Regan, D.P. ; Tong Tong
more authors

The evaluation of ventricular function is important for the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases. It typically involves measurement of the left ventricular (LV) mass and LV cavity volume. Manual delineation of the myocardial contours is time-consuming and dependent on the subjective experience of the expert observer. In this paper, a multi-atlas method is proposed for cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) image segmentation. The proposed method is novel in two aspects. First, it formulates a patch-based label fusion model in a Bayesian framework. Second, it improves image registration accuracy by utilizing label information, which leads to improvement of segmentation accuracy. The proposed method was evaluated on a cardiac MR image set of 28 subjects. The average Dice overlap metric of our segmentation is 0.92 for the LV cavity, 0.89 for the right ventricular cavity and 0.82 for the myocardium. The results show that the proposed method is able to provide accurate information for clinical diagnosis.

Published in:

Medical Imaging, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:32 ,  Issue: 7 )