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Intensity Non-uniformity Correction of Magnetic Resonance Images Using a Fuzzy Segmentation Algorithm

Shen, Shan, Sandham, William A., Granat, Malcolm H. and Sterr, Annette (2005) Intensity Non-uniformity Correction of Magnetic Resonance Images Using a Fuzzy Segmentation Algorithm In: 2005 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 27th Annual Conference.

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Abstract

Artifacts in magnetic resonance images can make conventional intensity-based segmentation methods very difficult, especially for the spatial intensity non-uniformity induced by the radio frequency (RF) coil. The non-uniformity introduces a slow-varying shading artifact across the images. Many advanced techniques, such as nonparametric, multi-channel methods, cannot solve the problem. In this paper, the extension of an improved fuzzy segmentation method, based on the traditional fuzzy c-means (FCM) algorithm and neighborhood attraction, is proposed to correct the intensity non-uniformity. Experimental results on both synthetic non-MR and MR images are given demonstrate the superiority of the algorithm.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: In Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 27th Annual Conference Shanghai, China, September 1-4, 2005, pp. 3035-3038.© 2005 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:43
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:34
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/1726

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