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Section: New Results

Multi-atlas segmentation in medical imagery

Participants: Stavros Alchatzidis, Evangelia I. Zacharaki, Nikos Paragios (in collaboration with University of Pennsylvania)

Multi-atlas segmentation has emerged in recent years as a simple yet powerful approach in medical image segmentation. It commonly comprises two steps: (1) a series of pairwise registrations that establish correspondences between a query image and a number of atlases, and (2) the fusion of the available segmentation hypotheses towards labeling objects of interest. In [5], we introduce a novel approach that solves simultaneously for the underlying segmentation labels and the multi-atlas registration. We propose a pairwise Markov Random Field approach,where registration and segmentation nodes are coupled towards simultaneously recovering all atlas deformations and labeling the query image.