Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.877927
Title: Segmentation of liver and liver tumor for the liver-workbench
Authors: Zhou, J.
Ding, F.
Xiong, W.
Huang, W.
Tian, Q.
Wang, Z.
Venkatesh, S.K.
Leow, W.K. 
Keywords: CT segmentation
liver and liver tumor
mesh deformation
support vector machines
Issue Date: 2011
Source: Zhou, J., Ding, F., Xiong, W., Huang, W., Tian, Q., Wang, Z., Venkatesh, S.K., Leow, W.K. (2011). Segmentation of liver and liver tumor for the liver-workbench. Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE 7962. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.877927
Abstract: Robust and efficient segmentation tools are important for the quantification of 3D liver and liver tumor volumes which can greatly help clinicians in clinical decision-making and treatment planning. A two-module image analysis procedure which integrates two novel semi-automatic algorithms has been developed to segment 3D liver and liver tumors from multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) images. The first module is to segment the liver volume using a flippingfree mesh deformation model. In each iteration, before mesh deformation, the algorithm detects and avoids possible flippings which will cause the self-intersection of the mesh and then the undesired segmentation results. After flipping avoidance, Laplacian mesh deformation is performed with various constraints in geometry and shape smoothness. In the second module, the segmented liver volume is used as the ROI and liver tumors are segmented by using support vector machines (SVMs)-based voxel classification and propagational learning. First a SVM classifier was trained to extract tumor region from one single 2D slice in the intermediate part of a tumor by voxel classification. Then the extracted tumor contour, after some morphological operations, was projected to its neighboring slices for automated sampling, learning and further voxel classification in neighboring slices. This propagation procedure continued till all tumorcontaining slices were processed. The performance of the whole procedure was tested using 20 MDCT data sets and the results were promising: Nineteen liver volumes were successfully segmented out, with the mean relative absolute volume difference (RAVD), volume overlap error (VOE) and average symmetric surface distance (ASSD) to reference segmentation of 7.1%, 12.3% and 2.5 mm, respectively. For live tumors segmentation, the median RAVD, VOE and ASSD were 7.3%, 18.4%, 1.7 mm, respectively. © 2011 Copyright Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
Source Title: Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/41674
ISBN: 9780819485045
ISSN: 16057422
DOI: 10.1117/12.877927
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