Automated interhemispheric surface extraction in T1-weighted MRI using intensity and symmetry information
2014 (English)In: Journal of Neuroscience Methods, ISSN 0165-0270, E-ISSN 1872-678X, Vol. 222, 97-105 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background: Localizing the human interhemispheric region is of interest in image analysis mainly because it can be used for hemisphere separation and as a preprocessing step for interhemispheric structure localization. Many existing methods focus on only one of these applications. New method: Here a new Intensity and Symmetry based Interhemispheric Surface extraction method (ISIS) that enables both applications is presented. A combination of voxel intensity and local symmetry is used to optimize a surface from T1-weighted MRI. Results: ISIS was evaluated in regard to cerebral hemisphere separation using manual segmentations. It was also evaluated in regard to being a preprocessing step for interhemispheric structure localization using manually placed landmarks. Comparison with existing methods: Results were compared to cerebral hemisphere separations by Brain-Visa and Freesurfer as well as to a midsagittal plane (MSP) extraction method. ISIS had less misclassified voxels than BrainVisa (ISIS: 0.119+/-0.114%, BrainVisa: 0.138+/-0.084%, p=0.020). Freesurfer had less misclassified voxels than ISIS for one dataset (ISIS: 0.063+/-0.056%, Freesurfer: 0.049+/-0.044%, p=0.019), but failed to produce usable results for another. Total voxel distance from all manual landmarks did not differ significantly between ISIS and the MSP method (ISIS: 4.00+/-1.88, MSP: 4.47+/-4.97). Conclusions: ISIS was found successful in both cerebral hemisphere separation and as a preprocessing step for interhemispheric structure localization. It needs no time consuming preprocessing and extracts the interhemispheric surface in less than 30 s.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 222, 97-105 p.
Interhemispheric surface, Graph cut, Hemisphere separation, Midsagittal plane, Anterior commissure, Posterior commissure
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-221919DOI: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2013.11.007ISI: 000331672000012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-221919DiVA: diva2:710455