Carotid Artery Wall Segmentation by Coupled Surface Graph Cuts

@inproceedings{Arias2012CarotidAW,
  title={Carotid Artery Wall Segmentation by Coupled Surface Graph Cuts},
  author={Andres Arias and Jens Petersen and Arna van Engelen and Hui Tang and Mariana Selwaness and Jacqueline C. M. Witteman and Aad van der Lugt and Wiro J. Niessen and Marleen de Bruijne},
  booktitle={MCV},
  year={2012}
}
We present a three-dimensional coupled surface graph cut algorithm for carotid wall segmentation from Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Using cost functions that highlight both inner and outer vessel wall borders, the method combines the search for both borders into a single graph cut. Our approach requires little user interaction and can robustly segment the bifurcation section of the carotid artery. Experiments on 32 carotid arteries from 16 patients show good agreement between manual… CONTINUE READING

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