Genetic Algorithm based L4 Identification and Psoas Segmentation

Namitha Benjamin, Robert Boutin, Abhijit Chaudhari, Kwan-Liu Ma

Abstract

Segmentation of the Psoas muscle is an important first step in identifying sarcopenia. Physicians use computed tomography (CT) images to track changes in muscle mass, which, in turn, act as indicators of how well a patient is responding to treatment. To measure the muscle, a radiologist segments a CT manually. This is often time consuming task and can be prone to error. In this paper we propose a novel method to segment psoas muscles from abdominal CT images. The novel approach uses imaging techniques augmented with medical anatomic knowledge. The outcome of the algorithm is two fold; first, the 4th lumbar vertebra (L4) is identified from a series of CT images. Second, the psoas muscle in the identified slice, is segmented based on a genetic algorithm based edge linking method. The algorithm was applied to a series of datasets of 61 patients over the age of 65 with hip fractures, and we obtained an average match (true positive percentage) of 91%.

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in Harvard Style

Benjamin N., Boutin R., Chaudhari A. and Ma K. (2021). Genetic Algorithm based L4 Identification and Psoas Segmentation.In Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIOIMAGING, ISBN 978-989-758-490-9, pages 120-127. DOI: 10.5220/0010207701200127


in Bibtex Style

@conference{bioimaging21,
author={Namitha Benjamin and Robert Boutin and Abhijit Chaudhari and Kwan-Liu Ma},
title={Genetic Algorithm based L4 Identification and Psoas Segmentation},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIOIMAGING,},
year={2021},
pages={120-127},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010207701200127},
isbn={978-989-758-490-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIOIMAGING,
TI - Genetic Algorithm based L4 Identification and Psoas Segmentation
SN - 978-989-758-490-9
AU - Benjamin N.
AU - Boutin R.
AU - Chaudhari A.
AU - Ma K.
PY - 2021
SP - 120
EP - 127
DO - 10.5220/0010207701200127