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Anatomical discovery: Finding organs in the neighborhood of the liver

: Oyarzun Laura, Cristina; Drechsler, Klaus; Wesarg, Stefan


Roa Romero, L.M. (Ed.) ; International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering -IFMBE-:
XIII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, MEDICON 2013 : 25-28 September 2013, Seville, Spain
Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2014 (IFMBE proceedings 41)
ISBN: 978-3-319-00845-5 (Print)
ISBN: 978-3-319-00846-2 (Online)
Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing (MEDICON) <13, 2013, Seville>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IGD ()
medical imaging; detection; registration

Image segmentation and registration algorithms are fundamental to assist medical doctors for better treatment of the patients. To this end accuracy in the results given by those algorithms is crucial. The surroundings of the organ to be segmented or registered can provide additional information that at the end improves the result. In this paper a novel algorithm to detect the organs that surround the liver is introduced. Even though our work is focused on the liver, the algorithm could be extended to other parts of the body. The algorithm has been tested in 24 clinical CT datasets. In addition to this, an example application is introduced for which the detection is a useful tool.