Segmentation of magnetic resonance images to construct human head model for diffuse optical imaging

Kazuki Kurihara, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Yosuke Takahashi, Takayuki Obata, Eiji Okada

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Abstract

The brain activation image obtained by diffuse optical tomography (DOT) is obtained by solving inverse problem using the spatial sensitivity profile (SSP). The SSP can be obtained from the analysis of the light propagation using threedimensional head models. The head model is based upon segmented magnetic resonance (MR) image and there are several types of software based on binarization for segmentation of MR head images. We segmented superficial tissues which effect the light propagation in human head from MR images acquired with FATSAT and FIESTA pulse sequences by using region growing algorithm and morphological operation to facilitate the construction of the individual head models for DOT. The pixel intensity distribution of these images has appropriate characteristics to extract the superficial tissues by using algorithm based on binarization. The result of extraction was compared with the extraction from T2-weighted image which is commonly used to extract superficial tissues. The result of extraction from FATSAT or FIESTA image agree well with ground truth determined by manual segmentation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiffuse Optical Imaging III
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul 28
EventDiffuse Optical Imaging III - Munich, Germany
Duration: 2011 May 222011 May 24

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Volume8088
ISSN (Print)1605-7422

Other

OtherDiffuse Optical Imaging III
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period11/5/2211/5/24

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Keywords

  • DOT
  • FATSAT
  • FIESTA
  • MR image
  • head model
  • light propagation
  • pulse sequence
  • segmentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Kurihara, K., Kawaguchi, H., Takahashi, Y., Obata, T., & Okada, E. (2011). Segmentation of magnetic resonance images to construct human head model for diffuse optical imaging. In Diffuse Optical Imaging III [80880J] (Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 8088). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.889813