Automated Segmentation of MR Images of Brain Tumors


Kaus MR, Warfield SK, Nabavi A, Black PM, Jolesz FA, Kikinis R. Automated Segmentation of MR Images of Brain Tumors. Radiology. 2001;218 (2) :586-91.

Date Published:

2001 Feb


An automated brain tumor segmentation method was developed and validated against manual segmentation with three-dimensional magnetic resonance images in 20 patients with meningiomas and low-grade gliomas. The automated method (operator time, 5-10 minutes) allowed rapid identification of brain and tumor tissue with an accuracy and reproducibility comparable to those of manual segmentation (operator time, 3-5 hours), making automated segmentation practical for low-grade gliomas and meningiomas.

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