3D blob based brain tumor detection and segmentation in MR images

Chen Ping Yu, Guilherme Ruppert, Robert Collins, Dan Nguyen, Alexandre Falcao, Yanxi Liu

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Abstract

Automatic detection and segmentation of brain tumors in 3D MR neuroimages can significantly aid early diagnosis, surgical planning, and follow-up assessment. However, due to diverse location and varying size, primary and metastatic tumors present substantial challenges for detection. We present a fully automatic, unsupervised algorithm that can detect single and multiple tumors from 3 to 28, 079 mm3 in volume. Using 20 clinical 3D MR scans containing from 1 to 15 tumors per scan, the proposed approach achieves between 87.84% and 95.30% detection rate and an average end-to-end running time of under 3 minutes. In addition, 5 normal clinical 3D MR scans are evaluated quantitatively to demonstrate that the approach has the potential to discriminate between abnormal and normal brains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 11th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1192-1197
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467319591
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 29 2014
Event2014 IEEE 11th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2014 - Beijing, China
Duration: Apr 29 2014May 2 2014

Publication series

Name2014 IEEE 11th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2014

Other

Other2014 IEEE 11th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2014
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBeijing
Period4/29/145/2/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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