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Vascular network segmentation: an unsupervised approach

Descombes, Xavier and Plouraboué, Franck and El Boustani, Abdelhakim and Fonta, Caroline and Le Duc, Géraldine and Serduc, Raphael and Weitkamp, Timm Vascular network segmentation: an unsupervised approach. (2012) In: 9th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging 2012 - ISBI, 2 May 2012 - 5 May 2012 (Barcelona, Spain).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1109/ISBI.2012.6235788


Micro-tomography produces high resolution images of biological structures such as vascular networks. In this paper, we present a new approach for segmenting vascular network into pathological and normal regions from considering their micro-vessel 3D structure only. We consider a partition of the volume obtained by a watershed algorithm based on the distance from the nearest vessel. Each territory is characterized by its volume and the local vascular density. The volume and density maps are first regularized by minimizing the total variation. Then, a new approach is proposed to segment the volume from the two previous restored images based on hypothesis testing. Results are presented on 3D micro-tomographic images of the brain micro-vascular network.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:This publication is available in : Proceedings / IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging. - IEEE, cop. 2012. - ISSN 1945-7928. - ISBN 978-1-4577-1857-1
HAL Id:hal-04023461
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux énergies alternatives - CEA (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale - INSERM (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1 - UJF (FRANCE)
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