2014 Project Week:GraphCutsLASegmentationModule
Gopalkrishna Veni (SCI Institute, University of Utah)
Salma Bengali (CARMA center, University of Utah)
Josh Cates (CARMA center, University of Utah)
Rob Macleod (CARMA center, SCI Institute, University of Utah)
Ross Whitaker(SCI Institute, University of Utah)
- Develop a Slicer module that automatically segments the left atrial wall from a given LGE-MRI image.
- Involves Bayesian formulation with Markov random field prior within a nested-layer 3D mesh which leads to surface-net problem [Veni et al, IPMI 2013].
- Solved by using VCEnet strategy and graph-cuts [Wu and Chen, 2002].
- Uses training strategy in order to generate model shapes as well as to compute costs at each mesh point.
- The module now provides the ability to the user to select the approximate center of the left atrium and the model is aligned with that point.
- The VCEnet technique produces better results than the Vnet technique that was used in previous versions of the module.
- Module is now available in the Slicer. It could be downloaded from: https://github.com/carma-center/carma_slicer_extension/
- The online documentation on its usage is available at: https://www.slicer.org/slicerWiki/index.php/Documentation/Nightly/Modules/AutomatedLASegmentation
- Model data could be downloaded from: http://slicer.kitware.com/midas3/folder/1550