Statistical and Topological Atlas Based Brain Image Segmentation

  • Pierre-Louis Bazin
  • Dzung L. Pham
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4791)


This paper presents a new atlas-based segmentation framework for the delineation of major regions in magnetic resonance brain images employing an atlas of the global topological structure as well as a statistical atlas of the regions of interest. A segmentation technique using fast marching methods and tissue classification is proposed that guarantees strict topological equivalence between the segmented image and the atlas. Experimental validation on simulated and real brain images shows that the method is accurate and robust.


Magnetic Resonance Brain Image Manual Segmentation Medical Image Computing Brain Segmentation Atlas Image 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre-Louis Bazin
    • 1
  • Dzung L. Pham
    • 1
  1. 1.Johns Hopkins University, BaltimoreUSA

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