Conditional Random Fields for brain tissue segmentation

@inproceedings{Magnano2013ConditionalRF,
  title={Conditional Random Fields for brain tissue segmentation},
  author={Chris S. Magnano and Ameet Soni and Sriraam Natarajan and Gautam Kunapuli},
  year={2013}
}
Current atlas-based methods for MRI analysis assume brain images map to a “normal” template. This assumption, however, does not hold when analyzing abnormal brain shapes or disease states. We propose a discriminative-graphical model framework based on conditional random fields (CRFs) to mine MRI brain images. As a proof-of-concept, we apply CRFs to the problem of brain tissue segmentation. Experimental results show robust and accurate performance on tissue segmentation comparable to other state… CONTINUE READING

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