Segmentation of MRI head anatomy using deep volumetric networks and multiple spatial priors

  title={Segmentation of MRI head anatomy using deep volumetric networks and multiple spatial priors},
  author={Lukas Hirsch and Yu Huang and Lucas C. Parra},
  journal={Journal of Medical Imaging},
  pages={034001 - 034001}
Abstract. Purpose: Conventional automated segmentation of the head anatomy in magnetic resonance images distinguishes different brain and nonbrain tissues based on image intensities and prior tissue probability maps (TPMs). This works well for normal head anatomies but fails in the presence of unexpected lesions. Deep convolutional neural networks (CNNs) leverage instead spatial patterns and can learn to segment lesions but often ignore prior probabilities. Approach: We add three sources of… 
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