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Analysis of the pancreato-biliary system from MRCP

Robinson, Kevin and Whelan, Paul F. (2005) Analysis of the pancreato-biliary system from MRCP. In: CBMS 2005 - 18th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, 23-24 June 2005, Dublin, Ireland. ISBN 0-7695-2355-2

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Abstract

We present a preprocessing and segmentation scheme designed to address the particular difficulties encountered in the analysis of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) data, as a precursor to the application of computer assisted diagnosis (CAD) techniques. MRCP generates noisy, low resolution, non-isometric data which often exhibits significant greylevel inhomogeneities. This combination of characteristics results in data volumes in which reliable segmentation and analysis are difficult to achieve. In this paper we describe a data processing approach developed to overcome these difficulties and allow for the effective application of automated CAD procedures in the analysis of the biliary tree and pancreatic duct in MRCP examinations.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:biological organs; biomedical MRI; image segmentation; medical image processing;
Subjects:Computer Science > Image processing
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Electronic Engineering
Research Initiatives and Centres > Research Institute for Networks and Communications Engineering (RINCE)
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CBMS.2005.31
Copyright Information:©2005 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
ID Code:4668
Deposited On:03 Jul 2009 13:50 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 03 Jul 2009 13:50

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