Comparison of Vessel Segmentations Using STAPLE
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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