Rapid semi-automatic segmentation of the spinal cord from magnetic resonance images: Application in multiple sclerosis

@article{Horsfield2010RapidSS,
  title={Rapid semi-automatic segmentation of the spinal cord from magnetic resonance images: Application in multiple sclerosis},
  author={Mark A. Horsfield and Stefania Sala and Mohit Neema and Martina Absinta and Anshika Bakshi and Maria Pia Sormani and Maria Assunta Rocca and Rohit Bakshi and Massimo Filippi},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2010},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={446-55}
}
A new semi-automatic method for segmenting the spinal cord from MR images is presented. The method is based on an active surface (AS) model of the cord surface, with intrinsic smoothness constraints. The model is initialized by the user marking the approximate cord center-line on a few representative slices, and the compact surface parametrization results in a rapid segmentation, taking on the order of 1 min. Using 3-D acquired T(1)-weighted images of the cervical spine from human controls and… CONTINUE READING
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