A Fast and Fully Automatic Method for Cerebrovascular Segmentation on Time-of-Flight (TOF) MRA Image

@article{Gao2010AFA,
  title={A Fast and Fully Automatic Method for Cerebrovascular Segmentation on Time-of-Flight (TOF) MRA Image},
  author={Xin Gao and Yoshikazu Uchiyama and Xiangrong Zhou and Takeshi Hara and Takahiko Asano and Hiroshi Fujita},
  journal={Journal of Digital Imaging},
  year={2010},
  volume={24},
  pages={609-625}
}
The precise three-dimensional (3-D) segmentation of cerebral vessels from magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) images is essential for the detection of cerebrovascular diseases (e.g., occlusion, aneurysm). The complex 3-D structure of cerebral vessels and the low contrast of thin vessels in MRA images make precise segmentation difficult. We present a fast, fully automatic segmentation algorithm based on statistical model analysis and improved curve evolution for extracting the 3-D cerebral… CONTINUE READING
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