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- A fast and automatic approach to extract the brain and midsagittal lines from FDG-PET head scans
Nowinski, Wieslaw L.
- The University of Newcastle. Faculty of Science & Information Technology, School of Design, Communication and Information Technology
- A fully automated approach is presented to extract brain areas efficiently from FDG-PET head scans. A threshold value is automatically calculated from the histogram graph of the brain images, followed by region growing and morphological operations, to segment brain areas from these images. Next, the midsagittal lines on axial slices are detected to separate the brain into two hemispheres. The proposed approach has been applied to 226 cases of normal controls and patients with neurological diseases. The average processing time is about 3 seconds on a standard personal computer. The experiment has shown promising results.
- 1st International Conference on Information Science and Engineering (ICISE 2009). ICISE: The 1st International Conference on Information Science and Engineering: Proceedings (Nanjing, China 18-20 December, 2009)
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positron emission tomography
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