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AUTEURS ››Hatt M, Turzo A, Roux C, Visvikis D
Title ››A fuzzy locally adaptive Bayesian segmentation approach for volume determination in PET
DANS ››IEEE Trans Med Imaging
PUBLIE EN ››2009
VOLUME ››28
PAGES ››881 à 893
TYPE PUBLI ››Article de revue
LANGUE ››GB
Keywords ››Oncology, PET, segmentation, volume determination
RESUME ››Accurate volume estimation in PET is crucial for different oncology applications. The objective of our study was to develop a new fuzzy locally adaptive Bayesian (FLAB) segmentation for automatic lesion volume delineation. FLAB was compared with a threshold approach as well as the previously proposed fuzzy hidden Markov chains (FHMC) and the Fuzzy C-Means (FCM) algorithms. The performance of the algorithms was assessed on acquired datasets of the IEC phantom, covering a range of spherical lesion sizes (10-37mm), contrast ratios (4:1 and 8:1), noise levels (1, 2 and 5 min acquisitions) and voxel sizes (8mm3 and 64mm3). In addition, the performance of the FLAB model was assessed on realistic non-uniform and non-spherical volumes simulated from patient lesions. Results show that FLAB performs better than the other methodologies, particularly for smaller objects. The volume error was 5%-15% for the different sphere sizes (down to 13mm), contrast and image qualities considered, with a high reproducibility (variation <4%). By comparison, the thresholding results were greatly dependent on image contrast and noise, whereas FCM results were less dependent on noise but consistently failed to segment lesions <2cm. In addition, FLAB performed consistently better for lesions <2cm in comparison to the FHMC algorithm. Finally the FLAB model provided errors less than 10% for non-spherical lesions with inhomogeneous activity distributions. Future developments will concentrate on an extension of FLAB in order to allow the segmentation of separate activity distribution regions within the same functional volume as well as a robustness study with respect to different scanners and reconstruction algorithms.

INSERM :
Hatt M, Turzo A, Roux C, Visvikis D:A fuzzy locally adaptive Bayesian segmentation approach for volume determination in PET.. IEEE Trans Med Imaging, 2009,28,881-893,R,M,GB.]


BibTex :
@article{LaTIM-1009
author = {Hatt M AND Turzo A AND Roux C AND Visvikis D}
title = {A fuzzy locally adaptive Bayesian segmentation approach for volume determination in PET}
journal = {IEEE Trans Med Imaging}
year = {2009}
volume = {28}
pages = {881 -- 893}
}

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