FAST AND ROBUST MID-SAGITTAL PLANE LOCATION IN 3D MR IMAGES OF THE BRAIN

Felipe P. G. Bergo, Guilherme C. S. Ruppert, Luiz F. Pinto, Alexandre X. Falca˜o

Abstract

Extraction of the mid-sagittal plane (MSP) is an important step for brain image registration and asymmetry analysis. We present a fast MSP extraction method for 3D MR images, which is based on automatic segmentation of the brain and on heuristic maximization of cerebro-spinal fluid within the MSP. The method is shown to be robust to severe anatomical asymmetries between the hemispheres, caused by surgical procedures and lesions. The experiments used 64 MR images (36 pathological, 20 healthy, 8 synthetic) and the method found an acceptable approximation of the MSP in all images with a mean time of 60.0 seconds per image.

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P. G. Bergo F., C. S. Ruppert G., F. Pinto L. and X. Falca˜o A. (2008). FAST AND ROBUST MID-SAGITTAL PLANE LOCATION IN 3D MR IMAGES OF THE BRAIN . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-18-0, pages 92-99. DOI: 10.5220/0001066100920099


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@conference{biosignals08,
author={Felipe P. G. Bergo and Guilherme C. S. Ruppert and Luiz F. Pinto and Alexandre X. Falca˜o},
title={FAST AND ROBUST MID-SAGITTAL PLANE LOCATION IN 3D MR IMAGES OF THE BRAIN},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={92-99},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001066100920099},
isbn={978-989-8111-18-0},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2008)
TI - FAST AND ROBUST MID-SAGITTAL PLANE LOCATION IN 3D MR IMAGES OF THE BRAIN
SN - 978-989-8111-18-0
AU - P. G. Bergo F.
AU - C. S. Ruppert G.
AU - F. Pinto L.
AU - X. Falca˜o A.
PY - 2008
SP - 92
EP - 99
DO - 10.5220/0001066100920099