Anatomical Discovery: Finding Organs in the Neighborhood of the Liver

  • C. Oyarzun Laura
  • K. Drechsler
  • S. Wesarg
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 41)

Abstract

Image segmentation and registration algorithms are fundamental to assist medical doctors for better treatment of the patients. To this end accuracy in the results given by those algorithms is crucial. The surroundings of the organ to be segmented or registered can provide additional information that at the end improves the result. In this paper a novel algorithm to detect the organs that surround the liver is introduced. Even though our work is focused on the liver, the algorithm could be extended to other parts of the body. The algorithm has been tested in 24 clinical CT datasets. In addition to this, an example application is introduced for which the detection is a useful tool.

Keywords

detection registration initialization resection 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Oyarzun Laura
    • 1
  • K. Drechsler
    • 1
  • S. Wesarg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department Cognitive Computing & Medical ImagingFraunhofer IGDDarmstadtGermany

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