Semi-automatic segmentation of the prostate

Reyer Zwiggelaar, Yanong Zhu, Stuart Williams

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A semi-automatic method has been developed which segments the prostate in slices of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) data. The developed approach exploits the characteristics of the anatomical shape of the prostate when represented in a polar transform space. Simple techniques, such as line detection and non-maximum suppression, are used to track the boundary of the prostate. The initial results, based on a small set of data, indicate a good correlation with expert based manual segmentation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPattern Recognition and Image Analysis
EditorsFrancisco José Perales, Aurélio J. C. Campilho, Nicolás Pérez de la Blanca, Alberto Sanfeliu
PublisherSpringer Berlin / Heidelberg
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-40217-6
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event1st Iberian Conference - Puerto de Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
Duration: 4 Jun 20036 Jun 2003

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Berlin / Heidelberg


Conference1st Iberian Conference
Abbreviated titleIbPRIA 2003
CityPuerto de Andratx, Mallorca

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