Segmentation of human facial muscles on ct and mri data using level set and bayesian methods

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2011
Kale, Hikmet Emre
Medical image segmentation is a challenging problem, and is studied widely. In this thesis, the main goal is to develop automatic segmentation techniques of human mimic muscles and to compare them with ground truth data in order to determine the method that provides best segmentation results. The segmentation methods are based on Bayesian with Markov Random Field (MRF) and Level Set (Active Contour) models. Proposed segmentation methods are multi step processes including preprocess, main muscle segmentation step and post process, and are applied on three types of data: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) data, Computerized Tomography (CT) data and unified data, in which case, information coming from both modalities are utilized. The methods are applied both in three dimensions (3D) and two dimensions (2D) data cases. A simulation data and two patient data are utilized for tests. The patient data results are compared statistically with ground truth data which was labeled by an expert radiologist.

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H. E. Kale, “Segmentation of human facial muscles on ct and mri data using level set and bayesian methods,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2011.