Development of automatic segmentation of the inferior vena cava in abdominal CT scans

Omar Ibrahim Alirr, Ashrani Aizzuddin Abd Rahni

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Abstract

This paper presents the development of automatic segmentation of the inferior vena cava (IVC) in the proximity of the liver in abdominal CT scans. In our proposed framework, starting from an initial contour mask the active contour method is used to delineate the IVC by propagating an elliptical contour in each image slice sequentially in the CT scans. The framework consists of three main steps: general vessel enhancement and segmentation, initial contour delineation and localized active contour propagation. The framework was tested on the publically available IRCAD data set. The results are promising and show good overlap with the IRCAD IVC ground truth data set.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIECBES 2016 - IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages235-239
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467377911
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2017
Event2016 IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, IECBES 2016 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 4 Dec 20168 Dec 2016

Other

Other2016 IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, IECBES 2016
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period4/12/168/12/16

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Computerized tomography
Liver
Masks
ground truth
delineation
liver
vessels
proximity
masks
propagation
augmentation

Keywords

  • Abdominal CT
  • IVC Segmentation
  • localized active contour
  • vessel tracking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Instrumentation

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Alirr, O. I., & Abd Rahni, A. A. (2017). Development of automatic segmentation of the inferior vena cava in abdominal CT scans. In IECBES 2016 - IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (pp. 235-239). [7843449] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IECBES.2016.7843449

Development of automatic segmentation of the inferior vena cava in abdominal CT scans. / Alirr, Omar Ibrahim; Abd Rahni, Ashrani Aizzuddin.

IECBES 2016 - IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. p. 235-239 7843449.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Alirr, OI & Abd Rahni, AA 2017, Development of automatic segmentation of the inferior vena cava in abdominal CT scans. in IECBES 2016 - IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences., 7843449, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 235-239, 2016 IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, IECBES 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 4/12/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/IECBES.2016.7843449
Alirr OI, Abd Rahni AA. Development of automatic segmentation of the inferior vena cava in abdominal CT scans. In IECBES 2016 - IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2017. p. 235-239. 7843449 https://doi.org/10.1109/IECBES.2016.7843449
Alirr, Omar Ibrahim ; Abd Rahni, Ashrani Aizzuddin. / Development of automatic segmentation of the inferior vena cava in abdominal CT scans. IECBES 2016 - IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. pp. 235-239
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