Comparison of Vessel Segmentations Using STAPLE

  • Julien Jomier
  • Vincent LeDigarcher
  • Stephen R. Aylward
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3749)


We propose a novel method for the validation of vascular segmentations. Our technique combines morphological operators and the STAPLE algorithm to obtain ground truth of centerline extractions as well as a measure of accuracy of the methods to be compared. Moreover, our method can be extended to the validation of any open-curves. We also present a comparison study of three vascular segmentation methods: ridge traversal, statistical and curves level set. They are compared with manual segmentations from five experts.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julien Jomier
    • 1
  • Vincent LeDigarcher
    • 1
  • Stephen R. Aylward
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyComputer-Aided Diagnosis and Display Lab, The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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