Title

Automatic detection and quantification of brain midline shift using anatomical marker model

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2014

Abstract

Brain midline shift (MLS) is a significant factor in brain CT diagnosis. In this paper, we present a new method of automatically detecting and quantifying brain midline shift in traumatic injury brain CT images. The proposed method automatically picks out the CT slice on which midline shift can be observed most clearly and uses automatically detected anatomical markers to delineate the deformed midline and quantify the shift. For each anatomical marker, the detector generates five candidate points. Then the best candidate for each marker is selected based on the statistical distribution of features characterizing the spatial relationships among the markers. Experiments show that the proposed method outperforms previous methods, especially in the cases of large intra-cerebral hemorrhage and missing ventricles. A brain CT retrieval system is also developed based on the brain midline shift quantification results. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

Keywords

Anatomatic marker model; Brain CT diagnosis; Brain midline shift; Midline shift detection and quantification

Discipline

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics | Computer Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

Research Areas

Intelligent Systems and Decision Analytics

Publication

Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics

Volume

38

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

14

ISSN

0895-6111

Identifier

10.1016/j.compmedimag.2013.11.001

Publisher

Elsevier

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compmedimag.2013.11.001