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For many orthopaedic, neurological, and oncological applications, an exact segmentation of the vertebral column including an identification of each vertebra is essential. However, although bony structures show high contrast in CT images, the segmentation and labelling of individual vertebrae is challenging. In this paper, we present a comprehensive solution(More)
Including prior shape in the form of anatomical models is a well-known approach for improving segmentation results in medical images. Currently, most approaches are focused on the modeling and segmentation of individual objects. In case of object constellations, a simultaneous segmentation of the ensemble that uses not only prior knowledge of individual(More)