Accurate segmentation of Substantia Nigra (SN) in Neuromelanin-Sensitive MRI (NM-MRI) is a prerequisite for efficient quantification and evaluation of severity of Parkinson disease. We present a fully automated algorithm for localization and segmentation of SN in NM-MRI. The localization algorithm uses a new specialized template matching model consisting of a resizable cardioid plane. The segmentation of SN is performed using freeform active contour segmentation model. The system is tested on 19 NM-MRI scans (10 healthy volunteers and 9 patients with Parkinson disease), acquired using 3T MRI system. The success rate for localization is 98.2%, whilst dice coefficient for segmentation reaches 0.89.