Pulmonary Lobe Segmentation in CT Images using Alpha-Expansion

Nicola Giuliani, Nicola Giuliani, Nicola Giuliani, Nicola Giuliani, Christian Payer, Christian Payer, Christian Payer, Christian Payer, Michael Pienn, Michael Pienn, Michael Pienn, Michael Pienn, Horst Olschewski, Horst Olschewski, Horst Olschewski, Horst Olschewski, Martin Urschler, Martin Urschler, Martin Urschler, Martin Urschler

Abstract

Fully-automatic lung lobe segmentation in pathological lungs is still a challenging task. A new approach for automatic lung lobe segmentation is presented based on airways, vessels, fissures and prior knowledge on lobar shape. The anatomical information and prior knowledge are combined into an energy equation, which is minimized via graph cuts to yield an optimal segmentation. The algorithm is quantitatively validated on an in-house dataset of 25 scans and on the LObe and Lung Analysis 2011 (LOLA11) dataset, which contains a range of different challenging lungs (total of 55) with respect to lobe segmentation. Both experiments achieved solid results including a median absolute distance from manually set fissure markers of 1.04mm (interquartile range: 0.88-1.09mm) on the in-house dataset and a score of 0.866 on the LOLA11 dataset. We conclude that our proposed method is robust even in case of pathologies.

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Giuliani N., Payer C., Pienn M., Olschewski H. and Urschler M. (2018). Pulmonary Lobe Segmentation in CT Images using Alpha-Expansion.In Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-290-5, pages 387-394. DOI: 10.5220/0006624103870394


in Bibtex Style

@conference{visapp18,
author={Nicola Giuliani and Christian Payer and Michael Pienn and Horst Olschewski and Martin Urschler},
title={Pulmonary Lobe Segmentation in CT Images using Alpha-Expansion},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP,},
year={2018},
pages={387-394},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006624103870394},
isbn={978-989-758-290-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP,
TI - Pulmonary Lobe Segmentation in CT Images using Alpha-Expansion
SN - 978-989-758-290-5
AU - Giuliani N.
AU - Payer C.
AU - Pienn M.
AU - Olschewski H.
AU - Urschler M.
PY - 2018
SP - 387
EP - 394
DO - 10.5220/0006624103870394