Techniques and software tool for 3D multimodality medical image segmentation
AbstractThe era of noninvasive diagnostic radiology and image-guided radiotherapy has witnessed burgeoning interest in applying different imaging modalities to stage and localize complex diseases such as atherosclerosis or cancer. It has been observed that using complementary information from multimodality images often significantly improves the robustness and accuracy of target volume definitions in radiotherapy treatment of cancer. In this work, we present techniques and an interactive software tool to support this new framework for 3D multimodality medical image segmentation. To demonstrate this methodology, we have designed and developed a dedicated open source software tool for multimodality image analysis MIASYS. The software tool aims to provide a needed solution for 3D image segmentation by integrating automatic algorithms, manual contouring methods, image preprocessing filters, post-processing procedures, user interactive features and evaluation metrics. The presented methods and the accompanying software tool have been successfully evaluated for different radiation therapy and diagnostic radiology applications.
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Yang, D., Zheng, J., Nofal, A., Deasy, J., & El Naqa, I. (2017). Techniques and software tool for 3D multimodality medical image segmentation. Journal of Radiation Oncology Informatics, 1(1), 1-22. https://doi.org/10.5166/jroi-1-1-4
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