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Knowledge-Based Segmentation of Brain MRI Scans Using the Insight Toolkit

Melonakos, John, Melonakos, John, Al-Hakim, Ramsey, Fallon, James, Tannenbaum, Allen
Georgia Tech
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Submitted by John Melonakos on 2005-08-05T21:08:11Z.

An Insight Toolkit (ITK) implementation of our knowledgebased segmentation algorithm applied to brain MRI scans is presented in this paper. Our algorithm is a refinement of the work of Teo, Saprio, and Wandall. The basic idea is to incorporate prior knowledge into the segmentation through Bayesrule. Image noise is removed via an affine invariant anisotropic smoothing of the posteriors as in Haker et. al. We present the results of this code on two different projects. First, we show the effect of applying this code to skull-removed brain MRI scans. Second, we show the effect of applying this code to the extraction of the DLPFC from a user-defined subregion of brain MRI data.We present our results on brain MRI scans, comparing the results of the knowledge-based segmentation to manual segmentations on datasets of schizophrenic patients.