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Quantitative comparison of two cortical surface extraction methods using MRI phantoms

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In the last decade several methods for extracting the human cerebral cortex from magnetic resonance images have been proposed. Studies comparing these methods have been few. In this study we compare a recent cortical extraction method with FreeSurfer, which has been widespread in the scientific community during recent years. The comparison is performed using realistic phantoms generated from surfaces extracted from original brain scans. The geometrical accuracy of the reconstructed surfaces is compared to the surfaces extracted from the original scan. We found that our method is comparable with FreeSurfer in terms of accuracy, and in some cases it performs better. In terms of speed our method is more than 25 times faster.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMedical image computing and computer-assisted intervention : MICCAI ... International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention
IssuePt 1
Pages (from-to)409-16
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Research areas

  • Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Cerebral Cortex, Computer Simulation, Humans, Image Enhancement, Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted, Imaging, Three-Dimensional, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Models, Neurological, Pattern Recognition, Automated, Phantoms, Imaging, Reproducibility of Results, Sensitivity and Specificity, Subtraction Technique

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