A multiparametric and multiscale approach to automated segmentation of brain veins

S. Monti, G. Palma, P. Borrelli, E. Tedeschi, S. Cocozza, M. Salvatore, M. Mancini

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Abstract

Cerebral vein analysis provides a fundamental tool to study brain diseases such as neurodegenerative disorders or traumatic brain injuries. In order to assess the vascular anatomy, manual segmentation approaches can be used but are observer-dependent and time-consuming. In the present work, a fully automated cerebral vein segmentation method is proposed, based on a multiscale and multiparametric approach. The combined investigation of the R2- and a Vesselness probability-map was used to obtain a fast and highly reliable classification of venous voxels. A semiquantitative analysis showed that our approach outperformed the previous state-of-the-art algorithm both in sensitivity and specificity. Inclusion of this tool within a parametric brain framework may therefore pave the way for a quantitative study of the intracranial venous system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3041-3044
Number of pages4
Volume2015-November
ISBN (Print)9781424492718
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 4 2015
Event37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015 - Milan, Italy
Duration: Aug 25 2015Aug 29 2015

Other

Other37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityMilan
Period8/25/158/29/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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