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Abstract #3124

Brain Extraction Algorithm Using 3D Level Set and Refinement

Jinyoung Hwang1, HyunWook Park1

1Department of Electrical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of

Skull-stripping methods have been proposed widely, but they usually provide coarse segmentation results. For example, in superior and inferior slices, their results could serve incorrect result. Thus, we present a brain extraction algorithm using 3D level set and refinement process. First, 3D level set function is applied to whole brain volume, to find coarse brain region. The refinement process is then applied to the result of 3D level set function, which improves the accuracy of the final segmentation results. We evaluated the proposed method to normal brain data acquired from BrainWeb, IBSR, 1.5T, and 3T data.