Brain image labeling using multi-atlas guided 3D fully convolutional networks

Longwei Fang, Lichi Zhang, Dong Nie, Xiaohuan Cao, Khosro Bahrami, Huiguang He, Dinggang Shen

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Abstract

Automatic labeling of anatomical structures in brain images plays an important role in neuroimaging analysis. Among all methods, multi-atlas based segmentation methods are widely used, due to their robustness in propagating prior label information. However, non-linear registration is always needed, which is time-consuming. Alternatively, the patch-based methods have been proposed to relax the requirement of image registration, but the labeling is often determined independently by the target image information, without getting direct assistance from the atlases. To address these limitations, in this paper, we propose a multi-atlas guided 3D fully convolutional networks (FCN) for brain image labeling. Specifically, multi-atlas based guidance is incorporated during the network learning. Based on this, the discriminative of the FCN is boosted, which eventually contribute to accurate prediction. Experiments show that the use of multi-atlas guidance improves the brain labeling performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPatch-Based Techniques in Medical Imaging - 3rd International Workshop, Patch-MI 2017 Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2017, Proceedings
EditorsYiqiang Zhan, Wenjia Bai, Guorong Wu, Pierrick Coupe, Brent C. Munsell, Gerard Sanroma
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages12-19
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783319674339
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Workshop on Patch-Based Techniques in Medical Imaging, Patch-MI 2017 held in conjunction with 20th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2017 - Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 2017 Sep 142017 Sep 14

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10530 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other3rd International Workshop on Patch-Based Techniques in Medical Imaging, Patch-MI 2017 held in conjunction with 20th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2017
CountryCanada
CityQuebec City
Period17/9/1417/9/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Fang, L., Zhang, L., Nie, D., Cao, X., Bahrami, K., He, H., & Shen, D. (2017). Brain image labeling using multi-atlas guided 3D fully convolutional networks. In Y. Zhan, W. Bai, G. Wu, P. Coupe, B. C. Munsell, & G. Sanroma (Eds.), Patch-Based Techniques in Medical Imaging - 3rd International Workshop, Patch-MI 2017 Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2017, Proceedings (pp. 12-19). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10530 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67434-6_2