Improving Automatic Tibial Medial Cartilage Segmentation by Incorporating Femoral Cartilage Compartment
Folkesson J, Olsen O, Dam E, Pettersen P, Christiansen C
IT University of Copenhagen
In treatment development intended for osteoarthritis, quantitative evaluation of the articular cartilage is important. We have developed a tibial medial cartilage segmentation method for knees scans acquried by a low-field scanner. A classifier trained to recognize tibial medial cartilage classifies each voxel in the knee scans as cartilage or not cartilage. The method is significantly improved by incorporating estimates of femoral medial cartilage locations. The method is fully automatic and is performed directly in 3D.