Quantitative analysis of brain tissues from Magnetic Resonance images

Nair, Smitha Sunil Kumaran and Revathy, K (2009) Quantitative analysis of brain tissues from Magnetic Resonance images. In: International Conference on Digital Image Processing, 7-9 March 2009 , Bangkok .

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Abstract

This paper deals with an automatic and relatively efficient method for estimating intracranial volume from MR brain images. The proposed method consists of mainly three steps, namely skull removal, image segmentation and volume calculation. The present method uses morphological operations followed by 3D connected component labeling and image subtraction for extracting the brain mask from the original brain slices. The skull stripped images are then segmented into the three tissues namely Gray Matter, White Matter and Cerebrospinal fluid using an efficient clustering technique namely, Weighted k-means clustering algorithm followed by Expectation Maximization algorithm. Finally the volume of the segmented tissues is calculated using Cavalier’s estimator of morphometric volume method and some sample results are presented. The proposed method gives reliable results for making quantitative analysis and diagnosis of tissues from Magnetic Resonance brain image slices.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: © 2009 IEEE
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brain extraction , Image subtraction , MRI Segmentation , Volumetry
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Computer Science and Engineering
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2011 04:52
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2011 04:52
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/434

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