Three-dimensional segmentation of the scoliotic spine from MRI using unsupervised volume-based MR-CT synthesis

  title={Three-dimensional segmentation of the scoliotic spine from MRI using unsupervised volume-based MR-CT synthesis},
  author={Enamundram Naga Karthik and Catherine Laporte and Farida Cheriet},
  booktitle={Medical Imaging},
Vertebral bone segmentation from magnetic resonance (MR) images is a challenging task. Due to the inherent nature of the modality to emphasize soft tissues of the body, common thresholding algorithms are ineffective in detecting bones in MR images. On the other hand, it is relatively easier to segment bones from computed tomography (CT) images because of the high contrast between bones and the surrounding regions. For this reason, we perform a cross-modality synthesis between MR and CT domains… 



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