Multi-atlas-based segmentation of the parotid glands of MR images in patients following head-and-neck cancer radiotherapy

@article{Cheng2013MultiatlasbasedSO,
  title={Multi-atlas-based segmentation of the parotid glands of MR images in patients following head-and-neck cancer radiotherapy},
  author={Guanghui Cheng and Xiaofeng Yang and Ning Wu and Zhijian Xu and Hongfu Zhao and Yuefeng Wang and Tian Liu},
  journal={Proceedings of SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering},
  year={2013},
  volume={8670}
}
Xerostomia (dry mouth), resulting from radiation damage to the parotid glands, is one of the most common and distressing side effects of head-and-neck cancer radiotherapy. Recent MRI studies have demonstrated that the volume reduction of parotid glands is an important indicator for radiation damage and xerostomia. In the clinic, parotid-volume evaluation is exclusively based on physicians' manual contours. However, manual contouring is time-consuming and prone to inter-observer and intra… CONTINUE READING

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