Sérgio Pereira

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In this paper we report the set-up and results of the Multimodal Brain Tumor Image Segmentation Benchmark (BRATS) organized in conjunction with the MICCAI 2012 and 2013 conferences. Twenty state-of-the-art tumor segmentation algorithms were applied to a set of 65 multi-contrast MR scans of low- and high-grade glioma patients-manually annotated by up to four(More)
Among brain tumors, gliomas are the most common and aggressive, leading to a very short life expectancy in their highest grade. Thus, treatment planning is a key stage to improve the quality of life of oncological patients. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a widely used imaging technique to assess these tumors, but the large amount of data produced by(More)
Many methods have been proposed for tissue segmentation in brain MRI scans. The multitude of methods proposed complicates the choice of one method above others. We have therefore established the MRBrainS online evaluation framework for evaluating (semi)automatic algorithms that segment gray matter (GM), white matter (WM), and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) on 3T(More)
Gliomas are among the most common and aggressive brain tumours. Segmentation of these tumours is important for surgery and treatment planning, but also for follow-up evaluations. However, it is a difficult task, given that its size and locations are variable, and the delineation of all tumour tissue is not trivial, even with all the different modalities of(More)
BACKGROUND The segmentation of brain tissue into cerebrospinal fluid, gray matter, and white matter in magnetic resonance imaging scans is an important procedure to extract regions of interest for quantitative analysis and disease assessment. Manual segmentation requires skilled experts, being a laborious and time-consuming task; therefore, reliable and(More)
We present a fully automated generative method for brain tumor segmentation in multi-modal magnetic resonance images. We base the method on the type of generative model often used for healthy brain tissues, where tissues are modeled by Gaussian mixture models combined with a spatial tissue prior. We extend the basic model with a tumor prior, which uses(More)
The study of pitch up limit for solid waste collection compactor trucks in tilted public roads is of great relevance both for the planning of waste collection, mainly in cities with very uneven street gradient, or for use as a design parameter in projects involving public roads. Considering the typical construction and use of rear loader waste compactor(More)
Drusen quantification is important for evaluating age-related macular degeneration (AMD) progress. Most methods for retinal layers segmentation in optical coherence tomography (OCT) depend heavily on prior information. This improves robustness, but also has the downside of increasing surface rigidity. Hence, those algorithms normally smooth drusen borders,(More)